CD NSmen & NSF

NS HOME Awards

September 2014

The NS HOME (National Service Housing, Medical and Education) Awards aim to strengthen our National Servicemen’s (NSmen) stake in the country and support their needs in housing, healthcare and education. The NS HOME Awards replace the National Service Recognition Award (NSRA).

Eligibility Criteria

NS HOME Awards recognise Singaporean NSmen at each of their three significant milestones during their NS journey.

The three milestones of a NSman's NS journey are:

 

Table: Eligibility Criteria for the NS HOME Awards

Milestone

(1)

Completion of Full-time NS

(2)

Mid-point of ORNS Cycle

(3)

Completion of ORNS Cycle

Eligibility CriteriaCompletion of Full-time NSCompletion of 3 or 5 NS cycles (whichever is earlier)Completion of ORNS cycle (10 or 13 NS cycles)

 

Servicemen who enlist on or after 1 Dec 2011 will be eligible for the first milestone of the NS HOME Awards. NSmen who reach the mid-point of their Operationally Ready National Service (ORNS) training cycle or complete their ORNS training cycle on or after 1 Apr 2014 will be eligible for the awards.

Payment

Eligible NSmen will each receive $5,000 at each of the milestones. NSmen who are commanders (Rank of Sergeant and above for HomeTeam NSmen) will receive $500 more; that is $5,500, at each milestone to recognise the heavier responsibilities they shoulder.

NS HOME 1: $3,000 of the first award will be deposited into the Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA) to meet full-time National Servicemen's aspirations to further their studies after they complete their full-time National Service. The PSEA can be used for education in approved local institutions. NSmen will also receive an additional $2,000 in Medisave grants in their Central Provident Fund(CPF) Medisave Account.

NS HOME 2 and 3: $3,000 of the second and third awards will be deposited into the NSmen's CPF Ordinary Account. This will allow the NSmen to use the awards for housing and other purposes. NSmen will also receive an additional $2,000 per milestone in Medisave grants in their CPF Medisave Account.

The awards will be paid out to eligible servicemen within two months of reaching the milestone. The additional Medisave grant that is part of the 1st milestone of the NS HOME Awards, and the second and third award milestones will be disbursed into the CPF.

Summary

A summary of the NS HOME Awards is shown below:

 

Table: Design of the NS HOME Awards

New NS HOME Awards
Milestone

(1)

Completion of Full-time NS

(2)

Mid-point of ORNS Cycle

(3)

Completion of ORNS Cycle

Total Quantum
EligibilityCompletion of Full-time NSCompletion of 3rd ORNS CycleCompletion of 10th ORNS Cycle 
Mode of Disbursement$3,000* into PSEA$3,000* into CPF-OA$3,000* into CPF-OA$9,000
$2,000 into CPF-MA$2,000 into CPF-MA$2,000 into CPF-MA$6,000
Total per milestone$5,000$5,000$5,000$15,000

 

*Commanders receive $500 more at each milestone and will receive a total of $16,500 if they meet all three milestones.

The awards will be paid out to eligible NSmen within two months of reaching the milestones.

Contact Info

For more information regarding the NS HOME Awards, please call NS Call Centre at 1800-3676767, or email to [email protected] / National Service Personnel Department at [email protected] (for NSmen) or [email protected] (for NSF)

 

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Last updated on 23rd Jan 2015