880,000 HDB Households to Receive GST Voucher – U-Save Rebate in Apr 2017

Singapore 2018 Budget 3 Jan 2017

About 880,000 Singaporean HDB households will receive the next instalment of the GST Voucher – Utilities-Save (U-Save) rebate in April 2017.

Annually, the permanent GST Voucher – U-Save scheme has enabled households in 1- and 2-room HDB flats to receive support which is equivalent to about 3 to 4 months of their utilities bills on average. Those living in 3- and 4-room HDB flats receive support equivalent to about 1 to 2 months of their utilities bills.

The GST Voucher – U-Save rebate forms one of three components under the permanent GST Voucher scheme. The U-Save rebate helps HDB households offset part of their utilities bills, and serves to lower overall household expenses. It is distributed every quarter and expected to cost $190 million annually.

In April 2017, eligible Singaporean households will each receive a GST Voucher – U-Save of up to $65, depending on their HDB flat type (see Table 1 below).

Table 1: GST Voucher – U-Save for April 2017

Flat typeRebate given in Jul 2016Rebate given in Oct 2016Rebate given in Jan 2017To be given in Apr 2017Total rebate annually
1- and 2-Room$65$65$65$65$260
3-Room$60$60$60$60$240
4-Room$55$55$55$55$220
5-Room$50$50$50$50$200
Executive/Multi-Generation$45$45$45$45$180

Note: Households whose members own more than one property are not eligible for the GST Voucher – U-Save.

As announced at Budget 2017, there will be an increase of $40 to $120 to the annual GST Voucher – U-Save rebate from July 2017 onwards (see Table 2 below) to help households offset some of the increase in water prices. The increase will be permanent.

Table 2: Increase in GST Voucher – U-Save

Flat Type1- and 2- Room3-Room4-Room5-RoomExecutive / Multi-Generation
Annual U-Save

(from Jul 2017)

$380

(↑$120)

$340

(↑$100)

$300

(↑$80)

$260

(↑$60)

$220

(↑$40)

For more information on the GST Voucher – U-Save, members of the public can call SP Services at 6671 7117, or email customersupport[at]spgroup.com.sg. More information on the GST Voucher can also be found at www.gstvoucher.gov.sg.

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