GST Voucher cash special payment of up to $200

Eligible Singaporeans who had previously signed up for the Government's GST Voucher scheme will receive an additional payout of up to $200 each by Saturday, the Ministry of Finance said yesterday.

A total of $280 million will be disbursed for this cash special payment. The one-off payout is on top of the regular GST Voucher given out in August, which saw an estimated 1.3 million Singaporeans receive up to $300 in cash each.

It was announced during the 2016 Budget and is meant to support households amid the current economic conditions. No action is required from eligible recipients and the criteria are similar to those of the regular GST Voucher.

Meanwhile, the ministry also reminded Singaporeans eligible for the GST Voucher - Cash/Medisave but have yet to sign up to do so by Dec 31. They would have already received a letter in June this year informing them of their benefits.

The ministry will also send a second reminder letter early this month.

More information on the GST Voucher can be found on the GST Voucher website. The public can also call 1800-2222-888 for details on the GST Voucher - Cash/Medi- save, Five-Year Medisave Top-Up and Pioneer Generation Package, or 6671-7117 for information on the GST Voucher - U-Save.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 02, 2016, with the headline 'GST Voucher cash special payment of up to $200'. Print Edition | Subscribe