The Ministry of Finance has announced that about 900,000 Singaporean HDB households will receive the next installment of the GST Voucher – Utilities-Save (U-Save) rebate this month.
According to a report on July 2, each eligible Singaporean household will receive a GST Voucher – U-Save of up to S$95. The amount will depend on their HDB flat type.
The annual rebate, which is a permanent feature, enables households in one- and two-room HDB flats to receive support equivalent to about three to four months of their utilities bills on average. Those who live in three- and four-room HDB flats receives support equivalent to about one to two months of their utilities bills.
One of three components under the GST Voucher scheme, the U-Save rebate helps HDB households to offset part of their utilities bills, and is distributed every three months.
It was announced in Budget 2018 earlier this year that eligible households will receive an additional S$20 per year (S$5 per quarter) from 2019 to 2021. This is to help households adjust to the carbon tax when it is implemented from 2019, and help cover the expected average increase in electricity and gas expenses.