The Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) was introduced by the Ministry of Health in 2012. The scheme enables Singapore Citizens from lower- to-middle income households, as well as all Pioneers, to receive subsidies for medical and dental care at participating General Practitioner (GP) and dental clinics.
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 (AV1) of residence as reflected on the NRIC must be $21,000 and below.
1AV is assessed by IRAS. An AV of up to $21,000 covers all HDB flats and some lower-value private properties. To check the current AV of one’s property, one will need to log in to myTax Portal myTax Portal with his SingPass > e-Services for Property Tax> View Property Portfolio.