$64 Million Rebates For 700,000 HDB Households26 Dec 2006
In the 2006 Budget Statement, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced a $2.6 billion Progress Package, which included, among other items, Service and Conservancy Charges (S&CC), rental and U-Save rebates to help lower-income households. As part of this Package, 700,000 Singaporean HDB households will receive up to 3 months of S&CC rebates, 2 months of rental rebates and $100 worth of Utilities-Save (U-Save) rebates in 2007. The rebates will cost the Government $64 million.
S&CC, Rental and U-Save Rebates
2. Over the past 5 years, the Government has given out a total of $340 million of S&CC and rental rebates and a total of $600 million of U-Save rebates.
3. The S&CC, rental and U-Save rebates will be given out in the following months. For the U-Save rebates, this is the second installment of the rebates in the Progress Package. The first installment was given out in July 2006. Households would have received between $30 and $100 in July 2006, and will receive another rebate of between $30 and $100 in January 2007, depending on their HDB flat type.
HDB Flat Type
4. MND and HDB will be sending notification letters to all eligible households in December 2006 to inform them of their S&CC and rental rebates respectively. SP Services will also notify all eligible households of their U-Save rebates for their January bill.
5. For more information, the public can call HDB at 1800-2255-432 on S&CC and rental rebates, and SP Services at 1800-2222-333 on U-Save rebates.
MINISTRY OF FINANCE