You will be given a monthly allowance in recognition of your contributions. Those in higher ranks are given a higher quantum to recognise their heavier responsibilities. As a full-time National Serviceman, you will be given a monthly allowance based on your rank and vocation.

Monthly Allowance

monthly allowance

Vocation Allowance

vocation allowance

Meal Allowance

Meal allowance is given in place of cookhouse food/rations. You will be eligible for meal allowance after you complete your training at the training institutions. The meal allowance rates are as follows:

  • For one tour of duty of 6 continuous hours: $8
  • For one tour of duty of 12 continuous hours: $16
  • For one tour of duty of 24 continuous hours: $24


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.

Source: CMPB | Monthly allowance