CPF Full Retirement Sum in the Past

We are all probably familiar with the CPF Full Retirement Sum for the current period such as 2021 or even 2022. But what are the CPF Full Retirement Sum in the past ?

CPF Full Retirement Sum in 2022

For members who turn 55 in 2022, their Basic Retirement Sum (BRS), Full Retirement Sum (FRS) and Enhanced Retirement Sum (ERS) are $96,000, $192,000 and $288,000 respectively. You can read that in this link.

To help you better plan for your retirement, CPF said they will make known the three holy trinity of CPF retirement sums such as BRS and FRS and ERS ahead of time.

CPF Retirement Sums from 2017 to 2022
CPF Retirement Sums from 2017 to 2022

Interestingly as at the time of writing of this article (that is, in Jan 2022), we don’t have any idea of the Retirement Sums amounts from 2023 onwards. As I am approaching 55, I am keen to know. Old man needs to plan his retirement too.

Why do we care ? Well because the amount of available amounts in CPF (specifically the use of CPF for housing) is pretty important in your calculations for the purchase of properties. In fact, CPF Ordinary Account balances can be used for payment of stamp duties and other fees too.

Unless you are a rich Arab Prince, who will pay in all cash. Then please remember to also pay Foreigners ABSD in cash 😉

All cash purchases are good

And most importantly if you are 55 years old and above, you will need to take care of the setting aside of your FRS when purchasing your next property. Hence knowing the FRS is pretty important in property calculations.

And if you are buying a second property using your CPF, you need to set aside BRS before you can use the CPF. Even if you are NOT 55 years old.

Confused ? Check with your housing agent 😉

CPF Full Retirement Sum in the past

So now we all know that the CPF Full Retirement Sum in 2022 is $192,000 but have you ever wonder what were the CPF Full Retirement Sum in the past ?

No fear. I found the data in our Gov database web. Our Smart Nation……

Here is the link : https://data.gov.sg/dataset/full-retirement-sum?view_id=babd4a80-bee9-449e-b36b-bfc8c8856020&resource_id=d987f947-a05e-4033-90aa-2b7108e05552

Full Retirement Sum in the past from Data.Gov.Sg

It is interesting to know that before 2017, the sums were effective from 1st July. It was then changed to 1st Jan in 2017. There are no amounts in 2016 (presumably as we move to a new system of using 1st Jan). It is easier to take effect from the first day of the year. Imagine an agent having to remember two numbers and checking against your birth date.

Effective FromFull Retirement Sum
01 July 2003$80,000
01 July 2004$84,500
01 July 2005$90,000
01 July 2006$94,600
01 July 2007$99,600
01 July 2008$106,000
01 July 2009$117,000
01 July 2010$123,000
01 July 2011$131,000
01 July 2012$139,000
01 July 2013$148,000
01 July 2014$155,000
01 July 2015$161,000
01 January 2017$166,000
01 January 2018$171,000
01 January 2019$176,000
01 January 2020$181,000
01 January 2021$186,000
01 January 2022$192,000
Full Retirement Sums from 2003 to 2022

So there you have it, a record of all the CPF Full Retirement Sum in the past.

Fun to know.

Have you reached 55 years old ? Are you curious about the BRS, FRS and ERS in 2033 and beyond ?

Share with me in the comments !!

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