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About 840,000 Singaporean HDB households will receive the next instalment of the GST Voucher – Utilities-Save (U-Save) rebates in April 2016.
Annually, those living in 1- and 2-room HDB flats will be able to offset about 3 to 4 months of utilities bills on average with their regular GST Voucher – U-Save. Those living in 3- to 4-room HDB flats can offset about 1 to 2 months of utilities bills on average.
The GST Voucher – U-Save forms one of three components under the permanent GST Voucher scheme, designed to help lower- and middle-income Singaporean households with their living expenses. The U-Save component is distributed every quarter.
In April 2016, 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 April 2016
|Flat type||Rebate for Apr 2016||To be given in Jul 2016||To be given in Oct 2016||To be given in Jan 2017||Total rebate annually|
|1- and 2-Room||$65||$65||$65||$65||$260|
Note: Households whose members own more than one property are not eligible for the GST Voucher – U-Save.
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.
More information on the GST Voucher can also be found at www.gstvoucher.gov.sg.