SINGAPORE - A message making the rounds on WhatsApp about senior citizens being eligible for a $50 public transport voucher if they go to an SMRT office today is inaccurate.
A check with the Ministry of Health today revealed that although there is such an SG50 Seniors offer for senior citizens, the redemption period starts only on Monday, Jun 15, and eligible seniors will have received a redemption letter by that date.
The message being circulated on WhatsApp said to "inform anyone above the age of 60years old (sic) that today if they go to any of the SMRT Offices, they can top up $50 for free, its a SG50 promotion" (sic).
The message did point people to the correct URL about the SG50 Seniors promotion. The public transport voucher promotion can be seen under the "lifestyle" tab of that site.