800,000 HDB households to get about $80 million in S&CC rebates this year

About 800,000 Singaporean households in Housing Board flats will receive around $80 million in service and conservancy charges (S&CC) rebates this year, in accordance with this year's Budget announcements. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG 
About 800,000 Singaporean households in Housing Board flats will receive around $80 million in service and conservancy charges (S&CC) rebates this year, in accordance with this year's Budget announcements. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG 

SINGAPORE - As announced in this year's Budget, about 800,000 Singaporean households in Housing Board flats will receive around $80 million in service and conservancy charges (S&CC) rebates this year.

The rebate is meant to help households cope with increases in the cost of living. Each household will get one to three months' worth of rebates in total, depending on their flat type.

Eligible households will receive a letter in April with more details, the Ministry of Finance said on Wednesday.

The rebate will be disbursed over the months of April, July and October.

Households in one- and two-room flats will receive a one-month rebate each time, for a total of three months' worth of rebates in 2015.

Those in three- and four-room flats will receive a one-month rebate in April, and a half-month rebate in the other two months, for a total of two months' rebate.

Households in five-room flats will get half a month's rebate each time for a total of 1.5 months' rebate. Those in executive and multi-generation flats will get a half-month rebate each in April and July only, for a total of one month's rebate.

The rebate will directly offset a household's S&CC payment. For households who make these payments through Giro or any electronic mode of payment, Town Councils will arrange with the banks to take the rebates into account.

Residents with enquiries can contact their respective Town Councils, call 1800-866-3078 from 8.30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, or email sccrebates@mailbox.hdb.gov.sg.