Pension Fund Act

(Original Enactment: Act 8 of 1995)

(31st October 2014)
An Act to establish a Pension Fund and for matters connected therewith.
[1st April 1995]
Short title
1.  This Act may be cited as the Pension Fund Act.
2.  In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires —
“Minister” means the Minister for Finance;
“public service” means service, whether in a civil or military capacity, under the Government of Singapore and includes —
(a)service as a Member of the Legislative Assembly or Parliament (including an office‑holding Member);
(b)service as a member of the Special Constabulary constituted by the Police Force Act (Cap. 235);
(c)service as a volunteer in the Singapore Armed Forces or the Singapore Civil Defence Force; and
(d)such other service as has been determined to be public service for the purposes of the Pensions Act (Cap. 225);
“Singapore” means —
(a)in relation to any period ending before 3 June 1959 — the Colony of Singapore; or
(b)in relation to any period beginning on or after 3 June 1959 and ending before 9 August 1965 — the State of Singapore;
“superannuation scheme” means a scheme providing for the payment of any pension, gratuity, allowance or other benefit on death, superannuation, resignation, retirement or discharge to persons who have been in the public service in Singapore or to the legal personal representatives or dependants of such persons.