Budget 2020 Care and Support Package: 940,000 HDB Households to Receive GST Voucher – U-Save in April 202002 Apr 2020
These households will receive double their regular amount of U-Save rebates
through a one-off GST Voucher – U-Save Special Payment as part of the
Care and Support Package announced during Budget 2020.
About 940,000 Singaporean HDB households will receive double their regular GST Voucher – U-Save in FY2020, through a one-off GST Voucher – U-Save Special Payment. Eligible households with five or more members will receive an additional GST
Voucher – U-Save rebate, and will thus receive a total of 2.5 times their regular GST Voucher – U-Save in FY2020. All in, this amounts to $630 million in benefits to eligible households in FY2020.
2 The scheme helps households offset part of their utilities bills and lower their overall household expenses. Ordinarily, under the permanent GST Voucher – U-Save scheme, households in 1- and 2-room HDB flats receive annual U-Save rebates equivalent to about three to four months of their utilities bills on average. With the one-off doubling of the regular GST Voucher – U-Save in FY2020, this means that in FY2020, these households will benefit from U-Save rebates equivalent to at least six to eight months of their utilities bills on average.
3 Households in 3- and 4-room HDB flats ordinarily receive support which is equivalent to about one to two months of their utilities bills. They will now receive support which is equivalent to at least two to four months of their utilities bills.
4 The amount of U-Save rebates that households will receive in Apr 2020 is as shown in the table below.
|HDB Flat Type||Rebate to be received in Apr 2020||Rebate to be received in Jul 2020||Rebate to be received in Oct 2020||Rebate to be received in Jan 2021||Total GSTV U-Save to be received in FY2020|
|1- and 2-Room||$300||$300||$100 or $200||$100 or $200||$800 or $1000|
|3-Room||$270||$270||$90 or $180||$90 or $180||$720 or $900|
|4-Room||$240||$240||$80 or $160||$80 or $160||$640 or $800|
|5-Room||$210||$210||$70 or $140||$70 or $140||$560 or $700|
|Executive/Multi-Generation||$180||$180||$60 or $120||$60 or $120||$480 or $600|
a. Households whose members own more than one property are not eligible for the GST Voucher – U-Save.
b. On top of the regular GST Voucher – U-Save, eligible households will receive their GST Voucher – U-Save Special Payment over two quarters in April 2020 and July 2020, and eligible larger households with five or more members will receive their additional GST Voucher – U-Save rebate over two quarters in October 2020 and January 2021.
5 Please refer to the Annexes A (376 KB) and B (285 KB) for more information on the GST Voucher – U-Save Special Payment and the additional GST Voucher – U-Save rebate for larger households.
6 If you face a specific scenario or have a query on the GST Voucher – U-Save, please call SP Group on 6671-7117, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. More information on the GST Voucher scheme is available at www.gstvoucher.gov.sg.
Ministry of Finance
2 Apr 2020
- Opening Remarks by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Heng Swee Keat at the Young NTUC LIT DISCOVery Virtual Symposium, Wednesday, 10 June 2020
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- Ascertaining Commercial Property Landlords’ Compliance with Requirement to Pass on Full Amount of Rebates to Tenants under COVID-19 Support Measures
- More than 140,000 employers will receive over $7 billion payouts to cover wages of over 1.9 million local employees
- Second Reading Speech by Second Minister for Finance Lawrence Wong on COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Bill, on 7 Apr 2020 at Parliament