930,000 HDB households to get GST Voucher rebate

The Ministry of Finance said on April 2 that these households will receive a Utilities-Save rebate of up to $100 this quarter, depending on the type of their HDB flat.
The Ministry of Finance said on April 2 that these households will receive a Utilities-Save rebate of up to $100 this quarter, depending on the type of their HDB flat.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

About 930,000 Singaporean households living in Housing Board flats will each receive a GST Voucher to offset part of their utility bills this month.

The Ministry of Finance said yesterday that these households will receive a Utilities-Save (U-Save) rebate of up to $100 this quarter, depending on the type of their HDB flat. Those living in one-and two-room flats will receive $100, while those in three-room flats will get $90.

Families living in four-room flats will receive $80, those in five-room flats, $70, and those in executive or multi-generation flats, $60.

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

This is the second time this year that the U-Save rebate, which is one of three components under the permanent GST Voucher scheme, has been disbursed. The rebate is meant to help HDB households lower their overall household expenses.

Eligible households can expect to receive a total rebate of between $240 and $400 for the whole year.

The ministry said yesterday that the U-Save rebate has enabled households in one-and two-room HDB flats to receive support equivalent to three to four months of their utility bills, on average, in a year.

Those living in three-and four-room flats will be given support equivalent to one to two months of their utility bills, it added.

 
 

The rebate is expected to cost the Government about $300 million this year.

For more information on U-Save, the public can call SP Group on 6671-7117 or e-mail customersupport@spgroup.com.sg

For details on the GST Voucher, go to www.gstvoucher.gov.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 03, 2019, with the headline '930,000 HDB households to get GST Voucher rebate'. Print Edition | Subscribe