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Desmond Lee on fixing erroneous payments of CPF housing grants

The Auditor-General’s Office (AGO) checked a total of 22,627 resale applications for the Family or Singles Grant approved by the Housing and Development Board (HDB) between 1 Apr 2018 and 30 Sep 2020. These involved a total of 47,808 applicants and occupiers. HDB disbursed grants to 13 applicants who did not meet the eligibility criteria. Of these, one applicant had in fact been correctly assessed but the remaining 12 failed to declare material information, such as their actual income and private property ownership. HDB has taken immediate action to recover the grants and is working to verify the eligibility status of the remaining 1,055 applicants flagged by the AGO. National Development Minister Desmond Lee, who gave this update in reply to an MP's question in Parliament on Monday (Sep 13), said HDB is improving its processes and automating checks to better assess the eligibility of applicants. 

Desmond Lee on fixing erroneous payments of CPF housing grants

13 Sep 2021 12:05pm

The Auditor-General’s Office (AGO) checked a total of 22,627 resale applications for the Family or Singles Grant approved by the Housing and Development Board (HDB) between 1 Apr 2018 and 30 Sep 2020. These involved a total of 47,808 applicants and occupiers. HDB disbursed grants to 13 applicants who did not meet the eligibility criteria. Of these, one applicant had in fact been correctly assessed but the remaining 12 failed to declare material information, such as their actual income and private property ownership. HDB has taken immediate action to recover the grants and is working to verify the eligibility status of the remaining 1,055 applicants flagged by the AGO. National Development Minister Desmond Lee, who gave this update in reply to an MP's question in Parliament on Monday (Sep 13), said HDB is improving its processes and automating checks to better assess the eligibility of applicants. 

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