Insurance, compensation and service injury
The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) provides a comprehensive range of schemes for its servicemen in the unfortunate event of service injuries or accidents.
MHA Group Insurance
As a full-time National Serviceman, you will receive $150,000 Group Term Life and $150,000 Group Personal Accident insurance coverage that is paid for by MHA.
Read on to find out more.
What is a service injury
Service injury is defined as injury which is received in and is attributable to National Service (NS) duties, training or activities, including injury under the following circumstances:
- Whilst on a journey necessary to enable an NSF to report for NS duties, training or activities or return home after the performance or participation of such duties, training or activities;
- In consequence of some act lawfully performed in the discharge of NS duties.
If you sustain an injury while in service and is determined that the injury is due to service, the SCDF will bear the full cost of medical treatment at any restructured hospital up to your eligible ward. The ward eligibility will be dependent on the time of admission as follows:
|Rank||Ward eligibility for service injury|
Recruit to Sergeant
Officer Cadet to Lieutenant
You may be eligible for lump sum compensation if you are assessed to be suffering from any permanent disability resulting from your service injury.
We will continue to cover the medical costs incurred for the treatment of your service injury even after your Operationally Ready Date.