Woman gets letter 31 years after mum's death to claim $2 in accrued interest left in CPF

SINGAPORE – Thirty-one years after Rahayu Mazlan received payouts from the Central Provident Fund (CPF) following the death of her mother, the outstanding balance – under $2 – finally found its way to her.

The 51-year-old housewife had received a letter dated Oct 4 from the CPF Board stating that as part of its “regular reviews”, it had found some leftover savings in her late mother’s account since the last withdrawal in 1987. She has until Nov 5 to claim it.

She had already obtained some money from CPF upon her mother’s death in 1987.