860,000 HDB Households to Receive GST Voucher - U-Save Rebate in January 2017

File photograph of Singaporeans queueing at the UOB branch at Ang Mo Kio Hub to encash their GST Voucher.
File photograph of Singaporeans queueing at the UOB branch at Ang Mo Kio Hub to encash their GST Voucher.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - About 860,000 eligible Singaporean households will receive the GST Voucher - Utilities-Save (U-Save) rebate this month.

On average, these vouchers help those living in one- and two-room HDB flats offset about three to four months of utilities bills, and about one to two months for those living in three- and four-room flats.

The GST Voucher - U-Save rebate forms one of three components under the permanent GST Voucher scheme, introduced by the Government in Budget 2012 to help lower-income Singaporeans.

It helps HDB households offset part of their utilities bills, hence lowering overall household expenses.

Distributed quarterly, it is expected to cost $190 million annually.

This month, eligible households will receive vouchers of up to $65, depending on their HDB flat type.

More information on the GST Voucher can be found at www.gstvoucher.gov.sg.

The public can also call SP Services at 6671-7117, or e-mail spservices@singaporepower.com.sg.