If you made a CPF nomination when you were single, your nomination will be revoked when you get married.
Here are three things you need to know about your CPF nomination when you start a new family:
1. If you made a CPF nomination while you were single, it will be revoked after you get married.
After your marriage, review how you would like your CPF savings to be distributed and make a nomination if you wish to distribute your CPF savings according to your wishes.
2. If you do not have a valid nomination (upon your demise), your CPF savings will be transferred to the Public Trustee's Office for distribution to your family members under the Intestacy Law or Certificate of Inheritance (for Muslims).
The Public Trustee's Office charges an administrative fee to distribute your CPF savings to your family members under the Intestacy Law or Certificate of Inheritance. You may visit https://www.mlaw.gov.sg/content/pto/en.html to find out more on the Public Trustee's Office's administrative fee schedule.
3. If you have new additions to your family, review your nomination again and consider if you would like to include them as nominees.
However, please note that if your nominee is below 18 years old at the time of claiming the CPF savings, his share will be transferred to the Public Trustee's Office for administration until he reaches 18 years of age.
If you wish to make a nomination, you are encouraged to visit any of our CPF Service Centres to complete the nomination form in the presence of our Customer Service Executives (CSEs), who will be your witnesses.
For shorter waiting time, make an appointment with us at least one day in advance (subject to availability).
Information accurate as at 9/10/2017