Note: You can file a claim with your Singpass if you have your employment claim’s details. You will be notified of the next step via your preferred mode of communication. If you have filed a claim with TADM, you can log into your dashboard via eServices to view your claim status.

You may also use "Ask TADM" chatbot advisory service to get immediate answers, preliminary assessment and file your claim. The chatbot may direct you to make an appointment to speak to us if it cannot address your queries. We recommend Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Safari or Mozilla Firefox on desktop or laptop for best experience.

Do take note of the time limit(s) to file your claim(s). You may visit the Ministry of Manpower if you have general queries on the Employment Act.

I have been retrenched. Am I entitled to retrenchment benefits and who should I approach?

Last updated 14 Aug 2023

Under the Employment Act, retrenchment benefit is not compulsory. The amount depends on what is stated in your employment contract or collective agreement (for unionised companies). If there is no provision, it must be negotiated between you (or your union) and your company.

If you have worked for less than 2 years in the company, you are not entitled to retrenchment benefits. The company may provide an ex-gratia payment out of goodwill.

The Tripartite Advisory for Managing Excess Manpower and Responsible Retrenchment recommends a payout of retrenchment benefit at 2 weeks to 1 month salary per year of service, depending on your company’s financial position and the industry. Read more on responsible retrenchment.

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