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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​2021 Budget Announcements ​​

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In Budget 2021, the Government announced that GST Voucher (GSTV) – Cash recipients will receive a one-off GSTV – Cash Special Payment of $200 on top of the regular GSTV – Cash payment. In addition, all eligible HDB households will receive an additional 50% of their regular GSTV – U-Save this year, through a one-off GSTV – U-Save Special Payment.

These are part of the Budget 2021 Household Support Package which provides additional support to families during this period of uncertainty, with lower- to middle-income families receiving more.


GST Voucher – Cash Special Payment

Lower-income Singaporeans who qualify for the GSTV – Cash (paid every August) will each receive an additional Cash Special Payment of $200 in June 2021 (see Table 1). In total, lower-income Singaporeans can receive up to $500 in GSTV – Cash and Cash Special Payment this year, to help them with their daily living expenses. This will benefit about 1.4 million Singaporeans.

The eligibility criteria for the GSTV – Cash Special Payment is the same as the regular GSTV – Cash.

Table 1: GST Voucher (GSTV) – Cash and Cash Special Payment

Table 1: GST Voucher (GSTV) – Cash and Cash Special Payment

Singapore Citizens aged 21 and above in 2021, with Assessable Income for Year of Assessment 2020 up to $28,000Annual Value of Home as at 31 December 2020
Up to $13,000 $13,001 to $21,000
GSTV – Cash Special Payment

[To be paid in June 2021]
$200
GSTV – Cash (regular payment)

[To be paid in August 2021]
$300$150
Total in FY2021$500$350
Note: Individuals who own more than one property will not be eligible for the GSTV – Cash nor GSTV – Cash Special Payment.

GST Voucher – U-Save Special Payment

All eligible HDB households will receive an additional 50% of their regular GSTV – U-Save this year, through a one-off GSTV – U-Save Special Payment (see Table 2). This U-Save Special Payment will be credited in April 2021 and July 2021, together with their regular U-Save. This will benefit about 950,000 Singaporean households.

The eligibility criteria for the GSTV – U-Save Special Payment is the same as the regular GSTV – U-Save.

Table 2: GST Voucher (GSTV) – U-Save and U-Save Special Payment

Table 2: GST Voucher (GSTV) – U-Save and U-Save Special Payment

HDB Flat TypeApril 2021July 2021October 2021January 2022Total GSTV – U-Save for FY2021
Regular GSTV – U-SaveGSTV – U-Save Special PaymentRegular GSTV – U-SaveGSTV – U-Save Special PaymentRegular GSTV – U-SaveRegular GSTV – U-Save

1- and 2-room

$100$100
$100
$100
$100
$95
$595

3-room

$90$90$90$90
$90
$85
$535
4-room$80$80$80$80
$80
$75
$475
5-room$70$70$70$70
$70
$65
$415
Executive /
Multi-Generation
$60$60$60$60
$60
$55
$355
Notes:
  1. Households whose members own more than one property are not eligible for GSTV – U-Save nor GSTV – U-Save Special Payment.
  2. Eligible households will receive their regular GSTV – U-Save over four quarters in April 2021, July 2021, October 2021 and January 2022.
  3. 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.
  4. The regular GSTV – U-Save in April 2021, July 2021 and October 2021 include an additional $5 per quarter from January 2019 to December 2021, as announced in Budget 2018 to mitigate the impact of introduction of carbon tax. From January 2022, the regular GSTV – U-Save that households will receive will no longer include the additional $5.



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