Dear Residents, 

Parliament has wrapped up the Budget debate 2018. The government will continue to take care of the elderly, while equipping our younger citizens with opportunities for education. There are measures in place to help everyone and reduce the impact of any increase in spending. Here are some of the immediate benefits you can expect to get this year:

a) Service and conservancy charges (S&CC) rebates:

Table 1 – Schedule of S&CC Rebate for 2018 (Number of Months)

HDB Flat Type FY2018 S&CC rebate (no. of months)
April 2018 July 2018 October 2018 January 2019 Total for FY2018
1-room 1 1 1 0.5 3.5
2-room 1 1 1 0.5 3.5
3-room 1 0.5 0.5 0.5 2.5
4-room 1 0.5 0.5 0.5 2.5
5-room 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 2.0
Executive/Multi-Generation 0.5 0.5 0.5 1.5

b) Utilities-Save (U-Save) under the GST voucher scheme:

From 2019 to 2021, households will receive $20 more in their annual U-Save, to cover the annual impact of the carbon tax. This carbon tax is projected to lead to an increase of about 1% of utilities expenses.

c) SG Bonus:
If you are 21 years old and above, you will receive a one-off bonus of up to $300, likely by end of this year.
For annual income $28,000 and below: you will receive $300
For annual income $28,001 to $100,000: you will receive $200
For annual income >$100,000 or own more than one property: you will receive $100

Do come and exchange ideas if this is your area of interest. I would like to invite all residents for the following:

22 Apr 2018: HABIT: Earth Day at Zone F, Blk 865 Yishun St 81, 8.30am – 11am
6 May 2018: No cleaners day and mass climate action pledge
12 May 2018: Post budget dialog for Businesses
13 May 2018: AIC/AAC Dementia Go-To-Point training, NSS CC Theatre, 9am – 11am

Wishing all a happy Labour Day holiday!

Er. Dr. Lee Bee Wah

MP for Nee Soon GRC
Advisor to Nee Soon South Grassroots Organisations