800,000 HDB Households To Receive GST Voucher U-Save in Oct 2014

GST Voucher 3 Jul 2012

About 800,000 Singaporean HDB households will receive $45 million worth of GST Voucher – Utilities-Save (U-Save) rebates in October 2014.

The regular GST Voucher – U-Save is given out over 4 payments per year. It is one component of the permanent GST Voucher scheme, designed to help lower- and middle-income Singaporean households with their living expenses.

In Budget 2014, a one-off GST Voucher – U-Save Special Payment was announced, with larger rebates for smaller flats. The first tranche of the Special Payment, which comes on top of the regular GST Voucher – U-Save, was given out in July 2014, and the next tranche of the Special Payment will be made in January 2015.

In October 2014, eligible Singaporean households will each receive a GST Voucher – U-Save of up to $65, depending on their HDB flat type (see Table below).

GST Voucher – U-Save for October 2014

Flat TypeJul 2014#Oct 2014Jan 2015Apr 2015
Regular
GSTV –
U-Save
Special
Payment
TotalRegular
GSTV – U-Save
Regular
GSTV –
U-Save
Special
Payment
TotalRegular
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$90$150$60$60$90$150$60
4-Room$55$55$110$55$55$55$110$55
5-Room$50$50$100$50$50$50$100$50
Executive$45$45$90$45$45$45$90$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 provides substantial direct assistance to households. Those living in 1- to 2-room HDB flats can offset about 3 to 4 months of utilities bills on average with their regular GST Voucher – U-Save. Meanwhile, those living in 3- to 4-room HDB flats can offset up to 2 months of utilities bills on average.

In addition, the GST Voucher – U-Save Special Payment announced in Budget 2014 can, on average, offset another 3 to 4 months of utilities bills for those living in 1- to 2-room flats, and about 1 month of utilities bills for those living in 3- to 4-room flats.

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

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