$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
    • $400 grocery vouchers over 2020 and 2021
    • $3,000 Workfare Special Payment for low–wage workers in 2020
  • More support for household expenses
    • $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
  • 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
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
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
  • ElderFund
    • 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
  • MediSave
    • National savings scheme which covers selected healthcare expenses
    • From January 2021, higher MediSave withdrawal limit of $700 for persons with complex chronic conditions
  • MediFund
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
    • 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


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