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Eligibility and Application

Eligibility 

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.

From 1 November 2019, CHAS will be extended to cover all Singapore Citizens with chronic conditions regardless of income.

  • All Singaporeans, regardless of income^, will be eligible for CHAS
  • The CHAS benefits will be tiered according to income^ and Annual Value (AV)^^, as indicated in the below table:
    Eligibility criteria final 

    ^ 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.

    ^^ The AV of your home is the estimated annual rent if it is rented out. It is assessed by IRAS. An AV up to $21,000 covers all HDB flats and some lower-value private residences. 

While every Singapore Citizen will be eligible for CHAS, the enrolment onto CHAS is still on an application basis. To enjoy subsidies under CHAS, households are required to submit an application.

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.

Calculate your household monthly income per person here.

 

Application 

Pick up a CHAS application form at any Community Centre or Club (CC), Community Development Council (CDC), Public Hospital or Polyclinic or download the application form here.

CHAS is a household based application, all family members related by blood, marriage and/or legal adoption, sharing the same NRIC address have to be included in the application.

The CHAS application process has been simplified to make it more convenient for all to apply for CHAS. With this change, one household member (who is a Singapore Citizen aged 21 years old and above) can apply for CHAS on behalf of his/her household members, using the simplified CHAS application form dated as of July 2019.

Please send the completed and signed application form to P.O. Box 680, Bukit Merah Central Post Office, Singapore 911536. Generally, your application will be processed within 15 working days from the date of receipt of the completed application form. If you have not received the outcome after 15 working days, you may call the CHAS hotline at 1800-275-2427 (1800-ASK-CHAS) to enquire about your application status.

From September 2019, Singaporeans will also be able to apply for CHAS online. Singapore Citizens aged 21 years and older may access the online application with their SingPass and submit the application on behalf of his/her household members.

 

Upon successful application for CHAS 

Successful applicants will receive a CHAS card that indicates the subsidy tier they are eligible for. All eligible family members (living at the same address, as included in the application) will receive their individual CHAS cards, which typically have a validity period of two years unless otherwise indicated on the card.

Successful applicants will be sent welcome packs which will include information on the use of the card and a list of participating CHAS clinics to help them decide which clinic is most conveniently located for them.

CHAS cardholders are encouraged to visit the same family doctor each time they are unwell so that the doctor is familiar with their personal and family’s medical history. This will enable their doctors to effectively and holistically manage their medical conditions.