In commemoration of 55 years of National Service (NS55), the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) and Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) will be giving out an NS55 Recognition Package (RP) to thank past and present national servicemen for their contributions to Singapore’s defence and security. Eligible national servicemen will receive a hardcopy letter from mid-June 2022 to inform them of their eligibility for the NS55 RP.
The NS55 RP consists of $100 worth of credits that will be digitally disbursed via the LifeSG mobile application, and can be spent at any online/physical merchant accepting payment by “Scan and Pay” via PayNow UEN and/or NETS QR. This includes heartland shops, hawkers, and e-commerce merchants, and making payments to government agencies and educational institutions.
In addition, NSmen who have served or are currently serving Operationally Ready National Service (ORNS) will receive a year of complimentary SAFRA/HomeTeamNS principal membership. This will allow national servicemen and their family members1 to enjoy recreational facilities and lifestyle services offered by SAFRA and HomeTeamNS.
1Separate fees may apply. Please refer to SAFRA/HomeTeamNS websites for more details.
The NS55 credits will be disbursed progressively in batches to eligible past and present national servicemen through the LifeSG mobile application, by 31 Jul 2022. An SMS notification will be sent from July 2022 to notify that the NS55 credits have been disbursed, or you may check again at the end of July. National servicemen can access the credits via the ‘Benefits and support’ module of the LifeSG application. The credits can be spent at any online/physical merchant accepting payment by “Scan and Pay” via PayNow UEN QR or NETS QR, including heartland shops, hawkers, and e-commerce merchants, and making payments to government agencies and educational institutions.
The NS55 credits are disbursed digitally for an enhanced and more convenient experience. Should you face difficulty in accessing or redeeming your credits, you may approach digital ambassadors at the following locations here.
Hardcopy vouchers will be made available for those who have exhausted all means of assistance to digitally access the credits. Please call the NS55 Call Centre to request for hardcopy vouchers.
Find out more about LifeSG at go.gov.sg/LifeSG-NS55.
Download the LifeSG app from Apple App Store or Google Play Store at https://go.life.gov.sg/ESDb.
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As a show of support for NS, merchants will be offering additional discounts and promotions when national servicemen redeem their NS55 credits and show the LifeSG mobile app at their shops.
NS55 Bundle at $17.90 (UP $46.60).
Valid from 1 Jul 2022 to 30 Jun 2023.
15% off Raffles Health branded supplements and products. Valid from 1 Dec 2022 to 30 Jun 2023.Read More
Physiotherapy at $135 per session (U.P. $180). Valid from 1 Dec 2022 to 30 Jun 2023.Read More
The NS55 credits can be spent at any online or physical merchant accepting payment by “Scan and Pay” via PayNow UEN QR or NETS QR. This includes heartland shops, hawkers, and e-commerce merchants, and making payments to government agencies and educational institutions.
List of Merchants that accept Payment via PayNow UEN QR and NETS QR (as at 19 Aug 2022)
Note: This list is not exhaustive. Other than what is listed, you can spend your credits at any merchant accepting payment via PayNow UEN QR or NETS QR.
NSmen can register for the one-year complimentary SAFRA/HomeTeamNS membership via the QR code or link provided in the notification letter, which will be sent from mid-June onwards.
For enquires on the NS55 Recognition Package, please contact the NS55 Call Centre:
For MINDEF/SAF national servicemen Call 1800 723 6755 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For MHA/Home Team national servicemen Call 6708 6660 or send in your request via https://hometeamnshelp.zendesk.com.
You may also visit the customer service counters at any SAFRA or HomeTeamNS clubs. Alternatively, you may visit the FAQs page to self-help.FAQ