About 20,100 Singaporeans have booked a 2-room or 2-room Flexi flat in HDB’s Single Singapore Citizen Scheme sales exercises, Minister for National Development revealed in Parliament on Aug 5, 2019.
Minister Lawrence Wong was responding to a question by the Workers’ Party MP Assoc Prof Daniel Goh Pei Siong, who asked, “how many Singaporeans have bought BTO flats under the Single Singapore Citizen Scheme since its inception and how many have gone on to get married, with the figures broken down by gender.”
In responding to him, Mr Wong said, “about 20,100 Singaporeans have booked a 2-room or 2-room Flexi flat in HDB’s sales exercises under the Single Singapore Citizen Scheme since its inception in Jul 2013.”
He added, “the proportions of male and female flat buyers are roughly equal. Amongst these flat buyers, about 440 subsequently registered a marriage in Singapore, of whom about 80% are male.”
First-timer single Singapore Citizen (SC) who are 35 years old or above, may be eligible for the following CPF Housing Grant(s) if they apply under the Single Singapore Citizen Scheme:
- Singles Grant
- Additional CPF Housing Grant (AHG) (Singles)
|Assistance For||Single applicants aged 35 or above who buy an HDB resale flat under any of these schemes:
|Recipient May Also Be Eligible For||Additional CPF Housing Grant for Singles|
|Recipient May Later Be Eligible For||Top-Up Grant|
- $25,000 (2- to 4-room resale flat)
- $20,000 (5 room resale flat)
|Age||At least 35 years old, for single(s) buying an HDB resale flat under any of these eligibility schemes:
|Household Status||You must be a first-timer applicant, meaning that you must meet the following criteria:
Your average gross monthly household income must not exceed:
|Remaining Lease of Flat||
|Ownership/ Interest in Property||
You and the other flat applicants must not:
|Time bar||Cancellation of Application After Booking a Flat
If you book a flat from the March 2012 sales exercise onwards and subsequently cancel the flat booking, you will have to meet a one-year period from the date of cancellation before you can apply or be included as an essential occupier for a resale flat with CPF Housing Grant.
Ali is a single Singapore Citizen aged 40. His monthly salary is $2,800. He is buying a 3-room HDB resale flat under the Single Singapore Citizen Scheme.
- Grant Amount = $25,000
ADDITIONAL CPF HOUSING GRANT
|Amount||$2,500 to $20,000|
the AHG amount is graduated according to income brackets to offer lower-income earners a higher grant amount.
Singles can buy resale flat under the following schemes:
- Single Singapore Citizen Scheme
- Non-Citizen Family Scheme
|Average monthly household income of Singapore Citizen
|$750 or less||$20,000|
|$751 to $1,000||$17,500|
|$1,001 to $1,250||$15,000|
|$1,251 to $1,500||$12,500|
|$1,501 to $1,750||$10,000|
|$1,751 to $2,000||$7,500|
|$2,001 to $2,250||$5,000|
|$2,251 to $2,500||$2,500|
- You must first meet all of the eligibility conditions for the Singles Grant.
- Even though you are buying an HDB resale flat, as this is an additional grant treated as a housing subsidy, you must first qualify for one of the above grants and satisfy these conditions:
|Employment Status||You must:
|The average monthly income of the Singapore Citizen for the 12 months before the flat application must not exceed $2,500.|
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