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930,000 HDB Households to Receive GST Voucher – U-Save in October 2019

About 930,000 Singaporean HDB households will receive the next instalment of the GST Voucher – Utilities-Save (U-Save) in October 2019.

2 U-Save is one of three components under the permanent GST Voucher scheme. The U-Save rebates, which are disbursed every three months, help HDB households offset part of their utilities bills, and therefore lower their overall household expenses. In 2019, eligible Singaporean households are expected to benefit from U-Save rebates amounting to $300 million. 

3 In October 2019, eligible Singaporean households will each receive GST Voucher – U-Save of up to $100, depending on their HDB flat type (see Table 1). Under the Open Electricity Market (OEM), eligible households will continue to receive U-Save rebates regardless of their electricity provider.

Table 1: GST Voucher – U-Save for October 2019

HDB Flat Type Rebate to be received in Jan 2019 Rebate to be received in Apr 2019 Rebate to be received in Jul 2019 Rebate to be received in Oct 2019 Total Annual Rebate
1- and 2-Room $100 $100 $100 $100 $400
3-Room $90 $90 $90 $90 $360
4-Room $80 $80 $80 $80 $320
5-Room $70 $70 $70 $70 $280
Executive/Multi-Generation $60 $60 $60 $60 $240

Note: Households whose members own more than one property are not eligible for the GST Voucher – U-Save.

4 Annually, the GST Voucher – U-Save has enabled households in 1- and 2-room HDB flats to receive support which is equivalent to about three to four months of their utilities bills on average. Those living in 3- and 4-room HDB flats receive support equivalent to about one to two months of their utilities bills. 

For more information

5 For more information on the GST Voucher – U-Save, please call SP Group on 6671-7117, or email customersupport@spgroup.com.sg. More information on the GST Voucher can be found at www.gstvoucher.gov.sg.

6 Please see Annex for some frequently asked questions on the Open Electricity Market. More information can be found at www.openelectricitymarket.sg. Alternatively, you may call SP Group on 1800 233 8000, or email choice@spgroup.com.sg.


Issued by:
Ministry of Finance
Singapore
2 Oct 2019