Chas subsidies

What is CHAS?

The Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) enables Singapore Citizens from lower-and middle-income households to receive medical and dental care subsidies only at participating General Practitioners (GPs) and dental clinics near their homes.

Singapore Citizens who qualify for CHAS will receive an individual blue or orange Health Assist card. Health Assist cardholders will also enjoy subsidized referrals to Specialist Outpatient Clinics (SOCs) located at Public Hospitals or National Dental Centre when required.

Eligibility for CHAS:

From 1 January 2014, all Singapore Citizens (regardless of age) who meet the household monthly income per person of $1,800 and below can qualify for CHAS. For instance, a family of four living at the same address with a total gross household monthly income of $7,200 (household monthly income per person is $7,200 ÷ 4 = $1,800) will qualify for CHAS, if they are all Singapore Citizens.

To read more information on CHAS eligibility, please visit the following link,

https://www.chas.sg/Default.aspx

What is the Merdeka Generation Package?

The Merdeka Generation is born between 1950 and 1959, who gew up during 1950s and early 1960s.Together with the Pioneer Generation, they have contributed greatly to Singapore during a time of struggle, hardship, and sacrifice.

Eligibility for Merdeka Generation Package:
• Were born from 1 January 1950 to 31 December 1959; and
• Became a Singapore citizen on or before 31 December 1996.
It is also given to seniors who:
• Were born on or before 31 December 1949; and
• Became Singapore citizens on or before 31 December 1996; and
• Do not receive the Pioneer Generation Package.

To read more information on Merdeka Generation eligibility, please visit the following link,

https://www.singaporebudget.gov.sg/budget_2019/budget-measures/merdeka-generation-package#form

What is the Pioneer Generation Package?

It is offered by the government to honour and recognise our pioneers who have sacrificed and dedicated their life to Singapore.

Eligibility for Pioneer Generation Package:

Living Singapore Citizens who meet 2 criteria:

  1. Aged 16 and above in 1965 – this means: Born on or before 31 December 1949
  2. Aged 65 and above in 2014 and Obtained citizenship on or before 31 December 1986.

Those eligible for the Pioneer Generation Package would have received a notification letter in June 2014 and Pioneer Generation Card by September 2014. If you have not received your card and would like to check your eligibility, you can do a self-check in this website (https://www.pioneers.gov.sg/en-sg/Pages/Home.aspx), or call the Pioneer Generation hotline at 1800-2222-888.

Pioneers are reminded to bring along their Pioneer Generation card, and NRIC when visiting a clinic.

Table 1: CHAS Subsidy Tiers

CHAS Subsidy Tier Subsidy Received For
Selected Dental Services
Selected Dental Services
Up to $261.50 per procedure
(dependent on procedure)
·        Crowning
·        Cementation
·        Curettage
·        infected socket
·        Denture
·        Denture relines
·        Extraction
·        Filling
·        Root canal treatment
·        Polishing
·        Scaling
·        Topical fluoride
Up to $266.50 per procedure
(dependent on procedure)
Up to $256.50 per procedure
(dependent on procedure)
Up to $170.50 per procedure
(for dentures, crowns and root canal treatments only)

Table 2: CHAS Subsidy Rates for Dental Treatment

Amount payable by patient* = Total clinic charges – CHAS subsidies

*CHAS eligibilities apply.
*With effect from 1 November 2019

    CHAS Subsidy (Up to $)
Dental Services Claim Limits Blue Orange MG PG
Consultation Up to 2 consultations per calendar year. $20.50  $25.50 $30.50
Extraction, Anterior Up to 4 extractions per calendar year (shared across all types of extractions). $28.50  $33.50 $38.50
Extraction, Posterior $68.50  $73.50 $78.50
Filling, Simple Up to 6 fillings per calendar year (shared across all types of fillings). $30.00  $35.00 $40.00
Filling, Complex $50.00  $55.00 $60.00
Removable Denture, Complete (Upper or Lower) Up to 1 upper and 1 lower denture per 3 calendar years. $256.50 $170.50  $261.50 $266.50
Removable Denture, Partial, Simple* (Upper or Lower) Up to 1 upper and 1 lower denture per 3 calendar years.
*For replacement of less than 6 teeth.
$98.00 $65.50  $103.00 $108.00
Removable Denture, Partial, Complex (Upper or Lower) $210.00 $140.00  $215.00 $220.00
Denture Reline/Repair (Upper or Lower) Up to 1 upper and 1 lower denture reline/repair per calendar year. $75.00 $50.00  $80.00 $85.00
Permanent Crown Up to 4 permanent crowns per calendar year. $127.50 $84.50  $132.50 $137.50
Re-cementation Up to 2 re-cementations per calendar year. $35.00  $40.00 $45.00
Root Canal Treatment (Anterior) Up to 2 root canal treatments per calendar year (shared across all types of root canal treatments). $164.00 $109.50  $169.00 $174.00
Root Canal Treatment (Pre-molar) $210.00 $140.00  $215.00 $220.00
Root Canal Treatment (Molar) $256.50 $170.50  $261.50 $266.50
Polishing Up to 2 polishing per calendar year. $20.50 $25.50 $30.50
Scaling Up to 2 scaling per calendar year. $30.00  $35.50 $40.00
Topical Fluoride Up to 2 topical fluoride per calendar year. $20.50 $25.50 $30.50
X-ray Up to 6 X-rays per calendar year. $11.00  $16.00 $21.00