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.