800,000 HDB Households To Receive $135 Million Worth Utilities Rebates In Jan 2014

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About 800,000 Singaporean HDB households will receive $135m worth of GST Voucher – Utilities-Save (U-Save) rebates in January 2014.

GST Voucher – U-Save

The GST Voucher – U-Save is the household component of the permanent GST Voucher scheme that was introduced in Budget 2012. It provides a direct offset on utilities expenses for households, and is paid out 4 times a year

In January 2014, eligible Singaporean households will each receive a GST Voucher – U-Save of up to $195 in total, depending on their HDB flat type (see Table below).

This amount includes the final tranche of the GST Voucher – U-Save Special Payment, which is a one-off extra GST Voucher payment announced in Budget 2013.

No sign-up is required for the rebates.

Table: Schedule of GST Voucher – U-Save (given on a per household basis)

Flat TypeJul 2013#Oct 2013#Jan 2014Apr 2014 onwards
Quarterly GSTV –U-SaveSpecial PaymentTotalQuarterly GSTV –U-SaveQuarterly GSTV – U-SaveSpecial PaymentTotalQuarterly GSTV –U-Save
1-Room$65$130$195$65$65$130$195$65
2-Room$65$130$195$65$65$130$195$65
3-Room$60$120$180$60$60$120$180$60
4-Room$55$110$165$55$55$110$165$55
5-Room$50$100$150$50$50$100$150$50
Exec$45$90$135$45$45$90$135$45
Note: Households whose members own more than one property are not eligible for the GSTV – U-Save.
# Rebates have already been paid out.

The Regular and Special Payment for the GST Voucher – U-Save will provide substantial assistance to households. Those living in 1- to 2-room HDB flats can offset about 6 to 8 months of utilities bills on average with their GST Voucher – U-Save. Those living in 3- to 4-room HDB flats can offset up to 4 months of utilities bills on average.

For more information on the GST Voucher – U-Save, the public can call SP Services at 6671 7117, or email spservices[at]singaporepower.com.sg.

More information on the GST Voucher can also be found at http://www.gstvoucher.gov.sg.

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