$80m worth of S&CC rebates to start this month

ABOUT 800,000 Singaporean households in Housing Board flats will get around $80 million in service and conservancy charges (S&CC) rebates this year, as earlier announced in the Budget.

Eligible households will receive a letter this month with more details, the Ministry of Finance said in a statement yesterday. The rebate is 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 the type of flat. These will be disbursed over 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.

Those in three- and four-room flats will receive a one-month rebate this month, and a half-month rebate in the other two months. Households in five-room flats will get half-month rebate each time, for a total of 11/2 months' worth.

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 pay through Giro or any electronic mode of payment, town councils will arrange with the banks to take the rebates into account.

Residents with inquiries can contact their respective town councils; call 1800-866-3078, from 8.30am to 5pm, Mondays to Fridays; or they can e-mail sccrebates@mailbox.hdb.gov.sg

This article was first published on April 2, 2015.
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