$300m in utilities rebates to be given to 930,000 HDB households
About 930,000 households in Housing Board flats will receive Utilities-Save (U-Save) rebates amounting to $300 million this month .
According to the Ministry of Finance, the U-Save rebates, which are part of the permanent Goods and Services Tax (GST) voucher scheme, will offset part of the household's utilities bill and lower overall household expenses.
EVERY 3 MONTHS
The rebates are disbursed every three months to eligibile households.
Those living in one- and two-room flats will receive a $100 rebate, and those living in three-room flats will receive a $90 rebate.
Those in four-room flats will receive a $80 rebate, and those in five-room flats will receive a $70 rebate.
Households in executive and multi-generational flats will receive $60 rebates.
Households whose members own more than one property are not eligible.
Annually, the U-Save rebate is equivalent to three to four months of utilities bills for households in one- and two-room flats, and one to two months of utilities bills for households in three- and four-room flats on average.
The permanent GST Voucher scheme was introduced in 2012 to help lower- and middle-income Singaporeans offset some of their GST expenses.
Aside from the U-Save rebates, the permanent GST Voucher includes CPF Medisave account top-ups for Singaporeans aged 65 and above and cash for lower-income Singaporeans to support their immediate needs.
The Medisave top-ups and cash components of the GST Vouchers are disbursed every August.
For more information on U-Save, the public can call SP Group on 6671-7117 or e-mail email@example.com.
Information on the GST Voucher can be found at www.gstvoucher.gov.sg.
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