Singapore Armed Forces Act
(Chapter 295, Section 205A)
Singapore Armed Forces (Premium Plan) Regulations
Rg 22
G.N. No. S 188/2000

REVISED EDITION 2001
(31st January 2001)
[31st March 2000]
PART I
PRELIMINARY
Citation
1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Singapore Armed Forces (Premium Plan) Regulations.
Definitions
2.—(1)  In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires —
“approved institutional treatment” means any treatment approved by an Awards Officer in a hospital or similar institution;
“approved treatment” means a course of medical, surgical or rehabilitative treatment which is certified by an Awards Officer that a member should receive in consequence of any disablement in respect of which an award may be or has been made under these Regulations, but does not include any treatment which involves no or only occasional interruptions of the member’s normal employment;
“Awards Officer” means an Awards Officer appointed under regulation 3;
“Board” means the Board of Trustees appointed in accordance with the Singapore Armed Forces (SAVER-Premium Fund) Regulations (Rg 18);
“CARE Account”, in relation to a member, means the Career and Retirement Endowment (CARE) Account in the SAVER-Premium Fund maintained by the Board in respect of the member in accordance with the Singapore Armed Forces (SAVER-Premium Fund) Regulations;
“CARE Initial Quantum”, in relation to a member, means the initial lump sum contribution which may be granted by the Armed Forces Council to a member of the Premium Plan;
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“Central Provident Fund” or “CPF” means the Central Provident Fund established under the Central Provident Fund Act (Cap. 36);
“compensation salary”, in relation to a member, means the consolidated salary of the member, whether he is confirmed in any rank that he holds or otherwise, and includes —
(a)for the purposes of Parts V and VI, such reimbursement or pay to which the member is entitled or which is payable to him by his employer under section 24 of the Enlistment Act (Cap. 93); and
(b)any other allowance declared by the Armed Forces Council to be a component of the compensation salary, not being an allowance for the performance by a member of duties in a rank higher than his substantive or temporary rank;
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“CPF Top-Up Account”, in relation to a member, means the CPF Top-Up Account in the SAVER-Premium Fund maintained by the Board in respect of the member in accordance with the Singapore Armed Forces (SAVER-Premium Fund) Regulations (Rg 18);
“dependant”, in relation to a deceased member, means a person receiving regular and substantial support or benefit from the deceased member —
(a)where the member’s death occurred during his service, throughout the period of 6 months ending with the member’s death;
(b)in any other case, throughout the period beginning 6 months prior to the termination of the member’s service and ending with the member’s death; or
(c)throughout such other period as the Armed Forces Council may determine in the exceptional circumstances of any case;
“disablement” means physical or mental injury or damage or loss of any physical or mental capacity, and “disabled” shall be construed accordingly;
“gross salary”, in relation to a member, means the consolidated salary of the member, whether he is confirmed in any rank that he holds or otherwise, and includes —
(a)bonuses, including performance bonuses; and
(b)such other allowances as the Armed Forces Council may determine, not being an allowance for the performance by a member of duties in a rank higher than his substantive or temporary rank;
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“injury” includes wound or disease;
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“injury received in and which is attributable to service” includes the following:
(a)any injury received in consequence of some act lawfully performed in the discharge of a member’s duties;
(b)any injury received while on a journey necessary to enable a member to report for duty or to return home after duty;
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“member” means a member of the Premium Plan, being any of the following persons:
(a)any person enlisted for regular service as a soldier on or after 1st January 2000;
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(b)any soldier to whom Part VII applies, and who opts to join the Premium Plan under that Part;
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(c)any serviceman in the military domain experts service who opts to convert to the Premium Plan under Part VIII;
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“naval diver” means a member serving in the Republic of Singapore Navy who holds the vocation of naval diver;
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“ND-CARE benefit” means a naval diver benefit which may be granted to a naval diver under regulation 12(1)(b)(iii), (ba)(iii) and (c)(ii);
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“no pay maternity leave” means any no pay leave granted by the Director of Manpower under regulation 9 of the Singapore Armed Forces (Leave) Regulations (Rg 12) to a servicewoman who has been in service for at least 90 days before the date of her confinement, in respect of the birth of her child;
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“non-pensionable service” means regular service in the Singapore Armed Forces which is neither pensionable service nor contract service;
“other dependant”, in relation to a deceased member, means a grandparent, step-parent, brother, sister, half-brother, half-sister, step-brother, step-sister or grandchild of the member;
“pensionable emoluments” has the same meaning as in the Singapore Armed Forces (Pensions) Regulations (Rg 9);
“pensionable service” means service in the Singapore Armed Forces in respect of which a pension, gratuity or other allowance will be paid to a serviceman on his retirement under the Singapore Armed Forces (Pensions) Regulations;
“Premium salary”, in relation to a member, means the consolidated monthly salary and includes such pay components, bonuses and allowances as the Armed Forces Council may determine;
“reckonable service” has the meaning assigned to it in Part III;
“regular service” means service under section 19 of the Enlistment Act (Cap. 93);
“SAVER Plan” means the SAVER Plan established by the Singapore Armed Forces (SAVER Plan) Regulations (Rg 19) made under section 205A of the Act;
“SAVER-Premium Fund” means the Savings and Employee Retirement and Premium Fund established under section 205B of the Act;
“stipulated retirement age”, in relation to a member, means the stipulated retirement age of that member determined in accordance with regulation 10;
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“Tribunal” means the Awards Appeal Tribunal appointed under regulation 4;
“volunteer” means a volunteer defined as such under the Singapore Armed Forces (Volunteers) Regulations (Rg 7) whilst engaged in colour training service and internal security duties.
(1A)  For the purposes of these Regulations, an injury is not attributable to service by reason only of the injury having been received while on duty, at a place of duty or on any land, premises, vehicle, ship or aircraft for the time being used by or for the purposes of the Singapore Armed Forces.
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(2)  For the purposes of these Regulations, any reference to the gross salary, Premium salary or compensation salary of any member shall be the gross salary, Premium salary or compensation salary, as the case may be, last drawn by the member at the material time.
Non-application to regular servicemen in military domain experts service
2A.  Except as otherwise provided in these Regulations or the Singapore Armed Forces (Military Domain Experts Service) Regulations 2010 (G.N. No. S 186/2010), these Regulations shall cease to apply to any member (including any soldier to whom Part VII applies) who becomes a regular serviceman in the military domain experts service on or after 1st April 2010.
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