800,000 Singaporean households to get $135 million in utilities rebates in January

About 800,000 Singaporean households living in Housing Board flats will receive $135 million in utilities rebates in January. Part of the GST Voucher scheme, the GST Voucher - Utilities-Save (U-Save) is paid out four times a year. -- ST FILE PHOTO: A
About 800,000 Singaporean households living in Housing Board flats will receive $135 million in utilities rebates in January. Part of the GST Voucher scheme, the GST Voucher - Utilities-Save (U-Save) is paid out four times a year. -- ST FILE PHOTO: AUDREY TAN

About 800,000 Singaporean households living in Housing Board flats will receive $135 million in utilities rebates in January. Part of the GST Voucher scheme, the GST Voucher - Utilities-Save (U-Save) is paid out four times a year.

In the January payout, eligible Singaporean households will receive a rebate ranging from $135 for those in executive flats, to $195 for those in 1-room flats. This comprises the quarterly payout of $45 to $65, and the final tranche of the GST Voucher - U-Save Special Payment announced in Budget 2013.

With this rebate, those living in 1- to 2-room HDB flats can offset six to eight months of utilities bills on average, while those living in 3- to 4-room flats can offset up to four months.

Households do not need to sign up for the rebate.