A 71-year-old Singaporean was allegedly left homeless when he lost his job, even though he had S$67,000 in his Central Provident Fund (CPF) account, since he only receives a S$425 monthly payout from the CPF Board.
Facebook user Kilmar Wong shared the plight of the elderly man, Mr Lim – a Singaporean who is not married and has no children.
Revealing that Mr Lim was left homeless after he lost a job that paid him S$1,100 each month, Wong shared that he is helping Mr Lim apply for a rental flat as he appealed for netizens to join him in helping Mr Lim find a new job and a place to live.
Sharing pictures of Mr Lim, Mr Wong wrote on Facebook: “Dear Singaporeans, I have attended a request to help n assist this Uncle whom is 71yo. (sic) He have (sic) lost his job and currently Homeless.
“He have (sic) 67k in his CPF, currently he is just surviving on Sgd425 monthly. He is Single and have (sic) no dependents. I hope any kind souls to (sic) come forward to offer him a job (last drawn pay Sgd1100) and a lodging place (sic) to house him.
“Pls contact me for further information or PM me. His name is Uncle Lim. In the meantime I will help him to draft out a formal letter and help him to apply for a Rental flat.”
If you believe you can help Mr Lim, please reach out to Kilmar Wong here.
The Independent Singapore has written to the CPF Board for their comment on this matter. We will update this story once we receive a response.