When will I receive my 2017 GST Voucher – Cash?
Citizens who are eligible and have signed up for a previous Government payment (e.g. the 2016 GST Voucher, Growth Dividend or GST Credits) will receive their GST Voucher – Cash on 1 August 2017.
If you have not signed up previously, you will need to
Sign Up and will receive your GST Voucher – Cash based on the date of sign-up and chosen payment mode;
|If You:||What you need to do to receive your 2017 GST Voucher – Cash|
|Have not previously signed up for Government payments (e.g. past years' GST Voucher, Growth Dividend or GST Credits) ||Provide your preferred mode of payment by 23 July 2017||1 August 2017
(cheque payments will be mailed from 15 August 2017)
|Provide your preferred mode of payment from 24 July 2017 to 31 December 2017||From 4 August 2017:
10 working days for crediting to your bank account; or
15 working days for a cheque to be mailed to you
What are the various ways that I can receive my GST Voucher – Cash?
You can choose to receive your GST Voucher – Cash in one of the following ways:
(i) Direct crediting to your DBS, POSB, OCBC or UOB savings/current bank account, or
(ii) Via cheque*.
Please note that your GST Voucher − Cash can only be credited to a local DBS, POSB, OCBC or UOB bank account. The majority of Singaporeans have bank accounts with the three local banking groups.
*Payment by cheque takes up to 15 working days longer than direct crediting to a bank account. If you maintain a local bank account with DBS, POSB, OCBC or UOB, we strongly encourage you to provide your bank account details for crediting.
What if I forget to bank in or encash my cheque for the GST Voucher – Cash?
Your cheque for your GST Voucher – Cash is valid for 6 months. If you forget to bank in or encash your cheque, the money will be credited to your CPF Ordinary Account when the cheque expires and will be subjected to CPF withdrawal rules.
What are the accepted forms of identification for GST Voucher – Cash cheque encashment or replacement request?
Only NRIC or valid passport will be accepted for any GST Voucher – Cash cheque encashment or replacement request.
The beneficiary is bedridden/physically immobile or of unsound mind, and does not have a bank account. How can I help the beneficiary encash his cheque for his GST Voucher − Cash?
If you are aged 21 and above, please proceed to the bank issuing the cheque, with the following documents:
(a) Original documentary evidence stating the beneficiary's medical condition (e.g. doctor's memorandum, medical report or court order). The date of the document(s) should not be more than 1 year before the cheque encashment, unless it specifically states that the patient's condition is permanent;
(b) Your original NRIC and a photocopy of the beneficiary's NRIC; and
(c) Beneficiary's cheque for his/her GST Voucher − Cash.
You will be required to sign a Letter of Indemnity at the bank.
If you are unable to fulfil any of the above conditions, please contact the GST Voucher hotline at 1800 2222 888 for further assistance.