840,000 HDB households to get $86m in S&CC rebates

About 840,000 HDB households can expect to receive $86 million worth of service and conservancy charges (S&CC) rebates, the Ministry of Finance said yesterday.

In total, each eligible Singaporean household will receive between one and three months of S&CC rebate, depending on the HDB flat type.

Eligible households would have received a letter this month with more details of the rebate.

It was announced during Budget 2016 that additional support will be provided to households. It will be used to offset a household's S&CC payment directly.

Those living in one- and two-room flats can expect a total of three months' rebate, while those in three- and four-room flats will receive two months' worth in total.

Five-room households will get 1.5 months in rebate. Executive and multi-generation flats will receive one month's rebate.

For households which pay their S&CC through Giro, their town councils will arrange with the banks to take the rebates into account.

For enquiries on their S&CC payment and account status, residents can contact their respective town councils.

They can also call 1800-866-3078 (from Mondays to Fridays, 8.30am to 5pm) or e-mail sccrebates@mailbox.hdb.gov.sg to check on their household's S&CC rebate eligibility.

Sanjay Nair

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 30, 2016, with the headline '840,000 HDB households to get $86m in S&CC rebates'. Print Edition | Subscribe