The Ministry of Finance announced on Thursday (30 Mar) around 880,000 Singaporean HDB households can expect to receive $120 million worth of Service & Conservancy Charges (S&CC) rebates in 2017. Residents can expect to get their debates from 1 April 2017.
The S&CC rebate was announced during Budget 2017 to provide additional support to households.
Depending on the HDB flat type, each eligible Singaporean household will receive between 1.5 to 3.5 months of S&CC rebate. Eligible households will receive a letter from end-March with more details of the S&CC rebate, the Ministry of Finance mentioned in its statement.
The rebate will be disbursed over the months of April 2017, July 2017, October 2017 and January 2018 as follows:
The S&CC rebate will be used to offset a household’s S&CC payment directly. For households who pay their S&CC through GIRO, their Town Councils will make the necessary arrangements with their banks.
In 2016, $86 million worth of S&CC rebates was given to around 840,000 HDB flats.
For enquiries on S&CC payment and account status, residents can contact their respective Town Councils.
Residents can also contact the general enquiries line at 1800-866-3078 (Mondays to Fridays, 8.30am to 5pm), or email regarding their household’s S&CC rebate eligibility, the ministry said.