Ministry Of Finance
Press Release 30 Dec 2022

GSTV – Cash, Rebates, CDC Vouchers and MediSave Top-Up for Singaporeans in January and February 2023

Dear Editors,

           About 950,000 Singaporean households living in HDB flats will receive GST Voucher (GSTV) – U-Save and Service and Conservancy Charges (S&CC) rebates in January 2023. These rebates are part of the permanent GST Voucher (GSTV) scheme and the Assurance Package (AP) for GST, to help defray GST and other living expenses for lower- to middle-income Singaporean households. The rebates are disbursed in April, July, October, and January each year, and this is the fourth quarterly tranche for FY2022.

2          Eligible households will receive GSTV – S&CC rebates to offset between 1.5 and 3.5 months of their S&CC each year. In FY2022, eligible households receive double their regular U-Save rebates. This amounts to about 8 to 10 months’ worth of utility bills for the average household living in 1- and 2-room HDB flats, and about 4 to 6 months’ worth of utility bills for the average household living in 3- and 4-room HDB flats.

3          In addition to the GSTV – U-Save and S&CC rebates for eligible households, every Singaporean household would also have received a one-off $100 Household Utilities Credit (HUC) by September 2022. The HUC is part of the $1.5 billion package announced in June 2022 to help Singaporeans cope with higher inflation.

4          On top off the GSTV – U-Save and S&CC rebates in January 2023, eligible Singaporeans will receive the following benefits in the upcoming months of January and February 2023:

  1. On 3 January 2023, every Singaporean household will receive a total of $300 Community Development Council (CDC) Vouchers, comprising $200 CDC Vouchers under the AP and $100 CDC Vouchers from the $1.5 billion Support Package announced in October 2022.
  2. In February 2023, lower-income senior Singaporeans aged 55 years and above will receive up to $300 cash, under the GSTV – Cash (Seniors’ Bonus).
  3. In February 2023, eligible senior Singaporeans aged 55 years and above, and Singaporean children aged 20 years and below will receive $150 in their CPF MediSave Account under the AP MediSave.

5          A copy of the press release is attached for your immediate reporting, please. You may also wish to refer to the list of suggested media interviewees attached.

Thank you.

Ministry of Finance