The permanent GST Voucher scheme was introduced by the Government in Budget 2012 to help lower- and middle-income Singaporean households with their expenses, in particular what they pay in GST. Each of the four components provides support for various household needs – Cash for immediate needs; MediSave for seniors to support their medical needs; U-Save to offset utilities bills; and S&CC Rebate to offset S&CC bills.
THE GST VOUCHER COVERS 4 AREAS:
Provides lower-income Singaporeans with some cash for immediate needs. Paid in August each year.
Provides elderly Singaporeans aged 65 and above with a grant to their CPF MediSave account, to support their medical needs. Paid in August each year.
Provides lower- and middle-income HDB households with quarterly rebates to offset their utilities bills. Paid in January, April, July and October each year.
Provides lower- and middle-income HDB households with quarterly rebates to offset their S&CC bills. Paid in January, April, July and October each year.