950,000 HDB Households to receive GST Voucher – U-Save rebates in October 202101 Oct 2021
About 950,000 Singaporean households living in HDB flats will receive their quarterly GST Voucher (GSTV) – U-Save rebates this month. Earlier, they would have received a Special Payment amounting to an additional 50% of their regular GSTV – U-Save this Financial Year (FY2021), credited in April and July.
2 The regular U-Save and U-Save Special Payment will amount to $460 million in total rebates this FY, to support families with their household expenses. The U-Save Special Payment is part of the $900 million Household Support Package announced at Budget 2021, to provide additional support to families during this period of uncertainty. Lower- to middle-income families will receive more support.
3 Households living in 1- and 2-room HDB flats typically benefit from GSTV – U-Save rebates amounting to an average of about three to four months of their utility bills. Together with the GSTV – U-Save Special Payment, these households will receive rebates equivalent to about 4.5 to 6 months of their utility bills this year.
4 For households living in 3- and 4-room HDB flats, their regular GSTV – U-Save rebates amount to an average of about one to two months of their utility bills. This year, they will receive support equivalent to about 1.5 to 3 monthsof their utility bills.
5 The GSTV – U-Save rebates that households will receive in this FY are summarised in the table below.
|HDB Flat Type||Rebates Received||Rebate to be Received||Total|
|Apr 2021||Jul 2021||Oct 2021||Jan 2022|
|1- and 2-|
- Households whose members own more than one property are not eligible for GSTV – U-Save.
- Eligible households will receive their regular GSTV – U-Save over four quarters in April 2021, July 2021, October 2021 and January 2022.
- On top of the regular GSTV – U-Save, eligible households will receive their GSTV – U-Save Special Payment over two quarters in April 2021 and July 2021.
- The regular GSTV – U-Save in April, July and October 2021 include an additional $5 per quarter from January 2019 to December 2021, as announced in Budget 2018 to mitigate the introduction of carbon tax. From January 2022, the regular GSTV – U-Save that households will receive will no longer include the additional $5.
6 Please refer to Annex A for further details on the Household Support Package. Illustrations of how Singaporean households benefit in FY2021 are in Annex B.
7 More information on the GSTV scheme, including Frequently Asked Questions, is available at https://www.gstvoucher.gov.sg/Pages/faqs.aspx. For queries on the GSTV – U-Save, Singaporeans may contact SP Group (6671-7117 / firstname.lastname@example.org).
Ministry of Finance
1 October 2021
 More details on the Household Support Package and illustrations of how two families benefit from this Package can be found at Annexes A and B respectively.