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Parliamentary Replies

Number of Households with GST Voucher U-Save Net Balances of More Than $20 by HDB Flat Type

04 Jul 2022

Parliamentary Questionby Mr Edward Chia Bing Hui:

To ask the Minister for Finance what is the current number of households with GST Voucher – U-Save net balances of more than $20 broken down by (i) HDB flat types and (ii) percentage of total number of dwelling units per flat type. 

Parliamentary Reply by Deputy Prime Minister, and Minister for Finance Mr Lawrence Wong:

The GST Voucher (GSTV) – U-Save provides HDB households with quarterly rebates to offset their utilities bills. 

As at 31 March 2022, about 6% of HDB households (60,673 households in total) have GSTV – U-Save balances above $20 (see Table 1 for breakdown by HDB flat type). A higher proportion of 1- and 2-room HDB households have GSTV – U-Save balances above $20, as such households receive more U-Save rebates and tend to have lower monthly utilities bills. $20 corresponds to around a quarter of their average monthly utilities bills. 

HDB households with U-Save balances can continue tapping on the rebates to defray their utilities expenses. 

Table 1: Number of HDB Households with GSTV – U-Save Balances above $20 (as at 31 March 2022)