880,000 Singaporean households to receive GST Voucher of up to $95 in October

The annual Utilities-Save rebate, one of three components under the permanent GST Voucher scheme, is distributed every three months and aims to help lower overall household expenses.
The annual Utilities-Save rebate, one of three components under the permanent GST Voucher scheme, is distributed every three months and aims to help lower overall household expenses.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - About 880,000 Singaporean households will receive a GST Voucher of up to $95 to offset part of their utilities bills in October, said the Ministry of Finance (MOF) on Monday (Oct 2).

Households in one- and two-room HDB flats will receive $95, while families in three-room flats will receive $85, and those in four-room flats will get $75, said MOF in a statement.

Families living in five-room flats will receive $65, and those in executive or multi-generation homes will receive $55.

Households whose members own more than one property are not eligible for this GST Voucher.

The annual Utilities-Save rebate, one of three components under the permanent GST Voucher scheme, is distributed every three months and aims to help lower overall household expenses.

The rebate has helped households in one- and two-room HDB flats receive support equivalent to about three to four months of their utilities bills on average a year, said the MOF.

For households in three- and four-room HDB flats, the annual rebate helps to support about one to two months of utilities bills.

The rebate is expected to cost $265 million over a year, starting from July, said the MOF.