$45m worth of GST Voucher U-Save rebates to be given out in October

Lighted windows in a condominium on Feb 27, 2011. About 800,000 Singaporean Housing Board (HDB) households will receive $45m worth of GST Voucher - Utilities-Save (U-Save) rebates in October. -- ST FILE PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN
Lighted windows in a condominium on Feb 27, 2011. About 800,000 Singaporean Housing Board (HDB) households will receive $45m worth of GST Voucher - Utilities-Save (U-Save) rebates in October. -- ST FILE PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

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

The GST Voucher-U-Save is distributed under the permanent GST Voucher scheme that was introduced in Budget 2012. It directly offsets utilities expenses of households and will be paid out four times a year. In the October pay-out eligible households will each receive a voucher of up to $65, depending on their HDB flat type. No sign-up is required for the rebates.

Those living in one- to two-room HDB flats can offset about six to eight months of utilities bills on average with their GST Voucher -U-Save. Those living in three- to four-room HDB flats will be able to offset up to four months of utilities bills on average.

For more information on the rebates, the public can call SP Services at 6671-7117, or email spservices@singaporepower.com.sg. More information on the GST Voucher can also be found at www.gstvoucher.gov.sg