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$5.9 Billion Enhanced Care and Support Package, Solidarity Payments and Utilities Credit

One-off cash payouts

  • $600 cash for all Singaporeans aged 21 and above in April 2020
  • Additional $300 or $600 in cash in June 2020, depending on income
  • Additional $300 for each parent with at least 1 child aged 20 and below, in June 2020

More help for lower income

  • $100 Solidarity Utilities Credit for each household with at least one Singapore Citizen, in July or August 2020
  • Doubled GST Voucher – U-Save rebates for all eligible HDB households from April 2020 to March 2021
  • 2.5 times more rebates for households with 5 or more members

More support for household expenses

  • $400 grocery vouchers over 2020 and 2021
  • $3,000 Workfare Special Payment for low–wage workers in 2020

Just for seniors

  • $100 cash top-up for Singaporeans aged 50 years and above, in June 2020
$6 Billion Assurance Package
  • To cushion GST the increase when it happens between 2022 and 2025
  • Cash payout of $700 to $1,600 for adult Singaporeans over 5 years
  • Offsets will cover at least 5 years’ worth of additional GST expenses
Support for those impacted financially
  • Courage Fund of up to $1,000 for affected lower-income households whose family member(s) have contracted COVID-19 or are on Stay Home Notice, mandatory Leave of Absence or Home Quarantine Order
  • $18m top-up to the Invictus Fund to support Social Service Agencies that maintain services to help the vulnerable
  • Dollar-for-dollar matching on eligible donations, capped at $250,000 per charity
Support for vulnerable families
  • SG Cares Community network, comprising Government and community support agencies, to better support vulnerable families
  • Increased flexibility in ComCare assistance, including an automatic extension of ComCare assistance for existing beneficiaries
Workfare Income Supplement
  • Workfare Income Supplement: Up to $4,000 a year for lower-income Singaporeans
  • Workfare Skills Support: $500 award per full qualification for lower-income Singaporeans from July 2020
  • Workfare Special Payment of $3,000 in cash for low-wage Singaporeans in 2020

Stay updated on Budget 2021 at the Singapore Budget website

Giving every child a good start

Affordable and quality pre-schooling

  • Monthly household income ceiling for Additional Subsidies increased for childcare and infant care from $7,500 to $12,000 each, and amounts are also higher across all eligible income tiers
  • Lower-income families pay $3 a month for full-day childcare at anchor operator preschools
  • KidSTART programme to reach 5,000 more children from needy families by 2023, up from 1,000 children today

Support for students with special education needs

  • More Special Education (SPED) Schools to be set up over the next five years
  • Peer Support Intervention Programmes will be extended to all mainstream schools

Support for students from disadvantaged families

  • UPLIFT to deepen school-community partnerships to support students from disadvantaged families
Higher financial assistance for students
  • A Singaporean child will receive over $180,000 of education subsidies by the time they turn 16
  • Higher annual bursaries for students across all education levels
  • Higher transport and school meal subsidies for primary, secondary and pre-university students
  • Higher education bursaries, from $148 million to $198 million per year
  • ITE students from low-income households will get a 100% tuition fee subsidy

Encouraging students to learn for life

  • New digital platforms for online teaching and learning
  • All secondary school students to own a digital learning device by 2021
  • Students will receive an additional $200 Edusave top-up to support their purchase
  • Students will be able to build a deeper understanding and appreciation for Asia with more opportunities to visit ASEAN countries
A home for every working Singaporean

Housing grants for first-timers

  • First-timer families can get up to $80,000 in grants for BTO flats, and up to $160,000 for resale flats

Support for public rental households

  • Public rental households can receive personalised advice from the Home Ownership Support Team on the grants and schemes to apply for

Home Improvement Programme (HIP)

  • About 55,000 flats built between 1987 and 1997 will be selected for HIP
  • Under HIP, essential improvements (e.g. repair of spalling concrete, and replacement of pipes and sockets with clothing drying racks) are fully funded
Building a sustainable Singapore

Energy-efficient households

  • 1 to 3-room HDB households will receive $150 vouchers to buy energy-efficient refrigerators and $50 vouchers for water-efficient shower fittings

Electric vehicles

  • 45% off Additional Registration Fee rebate, capped at $20,000
  • By 2030, up to 28,000 chargers will be available at public carparks, up from about 1,600 today

HDB Green Towns Programme

  • Reducing energy consumption with solar panels and smart LED lighting
  • Recycling rainwater with Urban Water Harvesting System
  • Reducing ambient temperature with cool paint and more greenery

Stay updated on Budget 2021 at the Singapore Budget website

Affordable and quality healthcare for all

Affordable COVID-19 treatments and medications

  • Free COVID-19 vaccinations for all Singaporeans and long-term residents by end-2021
  • Subsidised treatments when you see a doctor at Public Health Preparedness Clinics or polyclinics for respiratory illnesses
  • Find your nearest PHPC clinic
  • $5 for Pioneer Generation and Merdeka Generation seniors; $10 for all Singaporeans and PRs, as well as eligible work permit holders

More coverage for your healthcare needs

Pioneer and Merdeka Generation Packages

CareShield Life

  • Long-dot bullet-yellowcare insurance which provides lifetime cash payouts for the severely disabled
  • Calculate your premiums


  • Assistance scheme which provides up to $250 a month in cash for severely disabled
  • For eligible severely disabled, lower-income Singapore Citizens aged 30 and above

Care closer to homes

  • There are about 1,100 CHAS GP clinics, 20 polyclinics, 10 public acute hospitals and 5 public community hospitals providing subsidised care to all Singaporeans
  • By 2030, there will be 32 polyclinics, up from 20 today
  • We will also have a total of 12 public acute hospitals and 8 public community hospitals
  • CHAS GP clinics are within 10 minutes from every HDB flat by public transport
  • Check out where Singapore’s new care facilities are

Quality healthcare that every Singaporean can afford

Government Subsidies

  • Up to 80% subsidy for treatments and medications for all Singaporeans at public healthcare institutions

MediShield Life

  • Basic health insurance for large healthcare bills
  • Coverage for life


  • National savings scheme which covers selected healthcare expenses
  • From January 2021, higher MediSave withdrawal limit of $700 for persons with complex chronic conditions


Subsidised screenings and vaccinations

Screen for Life

  • Pay $0 to $5 for chronic disease and selected cancer screenings
  • For all eligible Singaporeans

Vaccination Subsidies

  • Fully-subsidised National Childhood Immunisation Schedule vaccinations and childhood developmental screenings at polyclinics and CHAS GP clinics by end-2020 for all Singaporean children
  • Means-tested subsidies for National Adult Immunisation Schedule vaccinations for adult Singaporeans, between 50% to 75%
Helping seniors age with good health

Subsidies for senior care

Seniors' Mobility and Enabling Fund

  • Seniors' Mobility and Enabling Fund subsidies for mobility and assistive devices, and home healthcare items

ElderCare Fund

  • Subsidies for long-term care services
  • $750 million top-up in 2020 to help more seniors

Seniors Go Digital

  • Supporting seniors to adopt digital skills items
  • One-to-one coaching and small-group learning
  • Financial support for lower-income seniors to own devices
  • Digital Ambassadors to help our seniors acquire digital skills

Enhanced support for caregivers

Caregiver Support Action Plan

  • Financial support, including home caregiving grant of $200 a month
  • Resources to help seniors access care services
  • Short-term care options for caregivers who need a short break
  • Training for caregivers
  • Workplace support
Reliable, accessible and affordable public transport

Affordable transport

  • More than $1 subsidy per journey for all
  • More concessions for students, NSFs, seniors, persons with disabilities and needy Singaporeans
  • 450,000 Public Transport Voucher worth $10 each to benefit 1 in 5 households (Application deadline: 31 January 2021)
  • Calculate your fare

Smoother cross-island commutes

  • By 2024: Thomson-East Coast Line for faster trips around town
  • By 2028: Jurong Region Line to get around Western Singapore easily
  • From 2029: Cross Island Line for more convenient journeys to the East and West
  • Learn more about Singapore’s rail expansion

A more connected Singapore

  • By 2030, 8 in 10 households will be within a 10-minute walk from a train station
  • By 2040, you can reach your nearest neighbourhood centre within 20 minutes, and expect most peak-hour journeys to be under 45 minutes, using Walk-Cycle-Ride modes of transport
  • Learn more about Singapore’s transport masterplan

Greater convenience for all

  • 200km of covered walkways to get from public transport nodes to your home, school and places like clinics
  • More inclusive transport for all, such as Priority Queues, Priority Cabins and wheelchair-accessible facilities

Stay updated on Budget 2021 at the Singapore Budget website