Monthly allowance

You will be given a monthly allowance in recognition of your contributions. Those in higher ranks are given higher allowance to recognise their skills and heavier responsibilities. As a full-time National Serviceman (NSF) with the Singapore Civil Defence Force, you will be given a monthly allowance that consists of your rank allowance and operational allowance. In addition, you will be given a meal allowance during your duty hours if meals are not provided for when you are on duty for six hours or more.

Monthly rank allowance

Rank Monthly allowance

Recruit or Private


Lance Corporal




Specialist Cadet


Sergeant 1


Sergeant 2


Officer Cadet


Second Lieutenant




In addition to the monthly allowance, selected NSFs will also be eligible to receive operational allowance ranging from $100 to $300 in recognition of their onerous job requirements. The allowance is based on the vocation and unit they are deployed in.

Full-time National Servicemen (NSF) remunerative activities

To ensure the operational readiness of the Singapore Civil Defence Force, NSFs must be committed to discharging their NS responsibilities. You are not allowed to undertake external activities that involve remuneration.

You are strongly encouraged to approach your unit commanders to apply for financial assistance and explore various avenues of help if you face financial hardship.