To qualify for CHAS, applicants must be Singapore Citizens and meet the following criteria:
• For households with income, the household monthly income per person must be $1,800 and below^.
• For households with no income, the Annual Value (AV) of home must be $21,000 and below^^.
^Household monthly income per person is the total gross household monthly income divided by total number of family members living together. Gross monthly income refers to your basic income, overtime pay, allowances, cash awards, commissions and bonuses.
^^ AV is assessed by IRAS. An AV up to $21,000 covers all HDB flats and some lower-value private residences.
Singapore Citizens who have the Public Assistance (PA) card do not need to apply for CHAS, as they can already receive full CHAS subsidies by showing the PA card.