1.4 million Singaporeans and 950,000 HDB Households to receive $1.3 billion in permanent and one-off GST Vouchers in 202101 Jun 2021
1.4 million Singaporeans will receive up to $500 in GST Voucher – Cash and Cash Special Payment; eligible seniors will receive up to $450 in GST Voucher – MediSave top-ups.
950,000 Singaporean HDB households will receive up to $595 in GST Voucher – U-Save and U-Save Special Payment in FY2021.
Since 2012, GST Voucher (GSTV) benefits have been disbursed to lower- and middle-income Singaporean households. This year, 1.4 million Singaporeans will be receiving their GSTV – Cash Special Payment and GSTV – Cash and MediSave from June and July respectively. Of these eligible citizens, nine in 10 will receive their GSTV payouts automatically.
2 In addition, about 950,000 Singaporean households living in HDB flats will be receiving their quarterly GSTV – U-Save rebates, as well as the GSTV – U-Save Special Payment this July.
3 The GSTV – Cash Special Payment and GSTV – U-Save Special Payment are part of the $900 million Household Support Package announced at Budget 2021, to provide additional support to families during this period of uncertainty, with lower- to middle-income families receiving more.
4 The following table summarises what eligible citizens will receive over the coming months.
|Month||What Eligible Citizens will Receive|
|June 2021||GST Voucher – Cash Special Payment|
The GSTV – Cash Special Payment of $200 will be credited directly into citizens’ bank accounts from 23 June (Wed).
Those who have linked their NRIC to PayNow by 15 June (Tue) will receive their GSTV – Cash payouts on 23 June (Wed). Those who do not have a PayNow-NRIC-linked bank account but have provided their bank account number to the Government previously, will receive their payouts via bank transfer on 30 June (Wed). Those who have not provided their bank account number previously, can do so easily at gstvoucher.gov.sg. The rest will receive cheques sent to their address registered on their NRICs, from 15 July (Thu).
In total, the GSTV – Cash Special Payment will amount to about $280 million.
|July – August 2021||GSTV – U-Save and U-Save Special Payment|
About 950,000 Singaporean HDB households will receive an additional 50% of their regular GSTV – U-Save in FY2021, through a one-off GSTV – U-Save Special Payment in April and July 2021. The total amount of rebates to be received in FY2021 ranges from $355 to $595, depending on the HDB flat type.
In total, the GSTV – U-Save and U-Save Special Payment rebates will amount to about $460 million.
|-||GST Voucher – Cash |
The GSTV – Cash of up to $300 will be credited directly into citizens’ bank accounts from 30 July (Fri).
Those who have linked their NRIC to PayNow by 20 July (Tue) will receive their GSTV – Cash payouts on 30 July (Fri). Those who do not have a PayNow-NRIC-linked bank account but have provided their bank account number to the Government previously, will receive their payouts via bank transfer on 5 August (Thu). The rest will receive cheques sent to their address registered on their NRICs, from 18 August (Wed).
In total, the GSTV – Cash payouts will amount to about $405 million.
|-||GST Voucher – MediSave |
About 575,000 Singaporeans aged 65 and above in 2021 will receive a top-up to their CPF MediSave Accounts of up to $450 each from 30 July (Fri).
In total, the top-ups will amount to about $170 million.
5 Annex A provides more information on the benefits under the GST Voucher scheme.
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PayNow-NRIC as an additional mode of payment for GST Voucher – Cash and Cash Special Payment
6 PayNow provides added convenience and privacy for citizens to receive money in their bank account via NRIC/FIN and/or mobile number, without having to disclose their bank account details to the sender. Starting from this year, the Ministry of Finance will be using PayNow-NRIC as the default payment mode for citizens who have linked their NRIC to PayNow.
7 Citizens are encouraged to link their NRIC to PayNow by 15 June 2021 to receive their GST Voucher – Cash Special Payment and GSTV – Cash earlier, from 23 June 2021 and 30 July 2021 respectively.
Singpass app as an additional mode of notification
8 Singaporeans eligible for GSTV who have downloaded and completed their one-time set up on the Singpass app will receive GSTV notifications in their app inbox on 1 June 2021, informing them of their GSTV benefits.
9 Those who have not downloaded nor completed their one-time set up on the Singpass app, but have registered their mobile numbers with Singpass before end-May 2021, will receive normal SMS notifications on 1 June 2021. The rest will receive letters from 2 June 2021.
10 To verify the authenticity of the SMS notification, citizens can check that the SMS is sent by “GSTV”. These SMS notifications only inform citizens of their benefits. Citizens will not be asked to reply to their SMS or to provide any information to the sender “GSTV”. No messages on GSTV will be sent via WhatsApp or other mobile app messaging platforms.
11 Those who wish to view their GSTV – Cash, Cash Special Payment and MediSave benefits online can do so at gstvoucher.gov.sg (using Singpass to log on).
12 There is a small number of citizens who qualify for GSTV – Cash, Cash Special Payment and/or MediSave, but have not signed up for government payouts in the past. They will be notified via Singpass app, SMS or letter to sign up at gstvoucher.gov.sg, before the deadline of 30 April 2022.
Summary of Other Benefits for Singaporeans and Households in 2021
13 Other government payouts which Singaporeans can receive in 2021 include:
- 5-Year MediSave Top-up scheme: Singaporeans who were born on or before 31 December 1969 (aged 52 and above in 2021) and do not receive Pioneer Generation or Merdeka Generation benefits will each receive a MediSave top-up of $100 credited into their MediSave Accounts in end August 2021. This is the 5-Year MediSave Top-up scheme that was announced in Budget 2019. Eligible citizens will receive the MediSave top-up annually from 2019 to 2023.
- Grocery Vouchers: All Singaporeans aged 21 and above, who live in 1-room or 2-room HDB flats and do not own more than one property, will receive Grocery Vouchers worth $100 in Oct 2021. This is part of the Care and Support Package that was announced at Budget 2020.
- Top-ups to Child Development Account (CDA), Edusave Account and Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA): Each Singaporean child aged below 21 in 2021 will receive an additional one-off top-up of $200 through CDA, Edusave Account or PSEA in May 2021 (Edusave Account or PSEA; credited) or September 2021 (CDA).
- Service and Conservancy Charges (S&CC) Rebate: The S&CC Rebate provides additional support for households. Around 950,000 Singaporean HDB households will receive 1.5 to 3.5 months of S&CC Rebate in FY2021, depending on their HDB flat type.
- Community Development Council (CDC) Vouchers: All Singapore households will receive $100 in CDC Vouchers, for use at participating heartland shops and hawker centres. More details will be shared by the CDCs at a later date.
14 Annex B provides illustrations of how various households are expected to benefit from the schemes mentioned.
15 More information on the GSTV is available at gstvoucher.gov.sg, and details of other benefits announced in Budget 2021 can be found at: singaporebudget.gov.sg. For more information on the specific schemes, the contact details are as follows:
|GSTV – Cash, Cash Special Payment and MediSave||1800-222-2888||Visit: www.gstvoucher.gov.sg|
|5-Year MediSave Topemail@example.com|
|Grocery Vouchers||1800-222-2888||Visit: https://go.gov.sg/csp2020|
|CDA Top-up||1800-253-7707||Visit: www.babybonus.msf.gov.sg|
|Edusave and PSEA Top-ups||6872-2220||Visit: www.moe.gov.sg/financial-matters/edusave-account and www.moe.gov.sg/financial-matters/psea|
|GSTV – U-Save and U-Save Special Payment||6671-7117||Visit: www.gstvoucher.gov.sg/pages/u-save.aspx|
|S&CC Rebate||-||Visit: www.hdb.gov.sg|
[Under My HDBPage > My Flat > Purchased Flat/Rental Flat > S&CC Rebate]
For specific queries regarding S&CC payables, please contact your respective Town Councils. Contact information can be found at: www.hdb.gov.sg/cs/infoweb/contact-us > Living in HDB flats > Maintenance-related requests for common areas
Issued by Ministry of Finance
1 June 2021
 More information on the GSTV – U-Save at https://www.mof.gov.sg/news-publications/press-releases/budget-2021-household-support-package-950-000-hdb-households-to-receive-gst-voucher-u-save-rebates-in-april-2021.
 More information on the top-up to Edusave Account and PSEA are at https://www.mof.gov.sg/news-publications/press-releases/more-than-500-000-children-to-benefit-from-200-top-up-to-edusave-account-or-post-secondary-education-account-(psea)-in-may-2021.
 More information on the S&CC Rebate at https://www.mof.gov.sg/news-publications/press-releases/budget-2021-household-support-package-950-000-hdb-households-to-receive-135-million-in-s-cc-rebates.