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GST Voucher 2021 & U-Save 2021: How Much Will You Get in 2021 & When?

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GST Voucher: “Give You Chicken Wing, Take Back The Whole Chicken.”

If you conducted a general search for ‘GST Voucher’, you’ll find tonnes of sceptical comments left by Singaporeans on social media.

Some of the more interesting comments we came across are:

  • “The more they give you, the more they take back”
  • “Candies for everyone… this means that the General Election is near.”
  • “Give you chicken wing, take back the whole chicken.”

While some of these comments may certainly have some truth to them.

I decided to look at the GST Vouchers and all of the other benefits given by the government as something positive.

You know the expression about a glass being half empty or half full?

Source: SGAG

The way I see it, with all of these GST Vouchers and government support, my cup is half full.

I mean… it’s better than getting nothing right


TL;DR: How Much GST Voucher Will I Be Getting in 2021?

GST Voucher ComponentHow Much Will I Get?Who Is Eligible?When Is The Payout?
CDC Vouchers$100One per householdFeb 2021
CDA, EduSave, PSEA Top-up$200Singaporeans aged 0 to 20 in 2021May & mid-Sep 2021
Cash Special Payment$200Singaporeans aged 21 and above in 2021 with annual income up to $28,000Jun 2021
Medisave$150 to $450Singaporeans aged 65 and above in 2021 with Annual Value of home ≤ $21,000, and do not own more than one propertyJul 2021
Cash (Regular Payment)$150 to $300Singaporeans aged 21 and above in 2021 with annual income up to $28,000 and Annual Value of home ≤ $21,000Aug 2021
U-Save Special Payment $120 to $200HDB households with at least 1 SingaporeanApr, Jul 2021
U-Save$235 to $395HDB households with at least 1 SingaporeanApr, Jul, Oct 2021, Jan 2022
Service and
Conservancy
Charges
(S&CC) Rebate
Off set 1.5 to 3.5
months of S&CC
Eligible Singaporean households
living in HDB flats
Apr, Jul, Oct 2021, Jan 2022
Grocery Vouchers$100
Singaporeans aged 21 and above in 2021, live in 1-room or 2-room HDB flats, and do not own more than one propertyOct 2021

In October 2021, you can expect to collect your:

  • regular U-Save payment ($235 to $395)
  • 1.5 to 3 months of (S&CC) Rebate, as well as
  • $100 worth of grocery vouchers

if you’re eligible.

Psst… if you’re super kiasu about collecting money from the government…

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What Is The GST Voucher Scheme?

The permanent GST Voucher scheme was first introduced back in Budget 2012 as a way to help lower-income Singaporeans cope with GST hikes.

As well as the rising costs of living.

As long as you’re eligible, you can expect to collect 3 different GST Voucher components throughout the year:

For 2021, we’ll also get additional free money under the Household Support Package that was announced during Budget 2021:

Here’s an overview of what kind of GST Voucher payouts to expect for the whole of 2021:

GST Voucher ComponentHow Much Will I Get?Who Is Eligible?When Is The Payout?
CDC Vouchers$100One per householdFeb 2021
CDA, EduSave, PSEA Top-up$200Singaporeans aged 0 to 20 in 2021May & mid-Sep 2021
Cash Special Payment$200Singaporeans aged 21 and above in 2021 with annual income up to $28,000Jun 2021
Medisave$150 to $450Singaporeans aged 65 and above in 2021 with Annual Value of home ≤ $21,000, and do not own more than one propertyJul 2021
Cash (Regular Payment)$150 to $300Singaporeans aged 21 and above in 2021 with annual income up to $28,000 and Annual Value of home ≤ $21,000Aug 2021
U-Save Special Payment $120 to $200HDB households with at least 1 SingaporeanApr, Jul 2021
U-Save$235 to $395HDB households with at least 1 SingaporeanApr, Jul, Oct 2021, Jan 2022
Service and
Conservancy
Charges
(S&CC) Rebate
Off set 1.5 to 3.5
months of S&CC
Eligible Singaporean households
living in HDB flats
Apr, Jul, Oct 2021, Jan 2022
Grocery Vouchers$100
Singaporeans aged 21 and above in 2021, live in 1-room or 2-room HDB flats, and do not own more than one propertyOct 2021

[Payment in Oct 2021] How Much GST Voucher – U-Save Will I Get?

Only households living in HDB flats will be eligible for GST Voucher U-Save, meaning you either:

  • Own and live in an HDB flat
  • Own and live in an HDB flat, and also rent out one or more rooms
  • Rent an entire HDB flat

Regardless of your HDB living situation, there must be at least one Singapore citizen owner/occupier/tenant.

Also, all immediate family members living you in the same HDB flat must not own any other property.

The amount you get is also pegged to the type of HDB flat you live in so… the bigger your flat, the lesser you get.

(The assumption here is that you’re probably better off lah…)

HDB Flat TypeApr 2021Jul 2021Oct 2021Jan 2022Total GSTV-U-Save for FY2021
Regular GSTV-U-SaveGSTV-U-Save Special PaymentRegular GSTV-U-SaveGSTV-U-Save Special PaymentRegular GSTV-U-SaveGSTV-U-Save Special PaymentRegular GSTV-U-Save
1- and 2-room$100$100$100$100$100$100$95$595
3-room$90$90$90$90$90$85$85$535
4-room$80$80$80$80$80$75$75$475
5-room$70$70$70$70$70$70$65$415
Executive / Multi-Generation$60$60$60$60$60$60$55$355

If you’re wondering what U-Save credits can be used for, you can use them to offset your ridiculously expensive utility bills (looks at SP group).

And if your U-Save rebate is higher than your actual utility bill for the month, the unused portion will be rolled over to next month’s bill.

When Will I Get My GST Voucher — U-Save?

Btw, you don’t have to do anything or register for this payout.

If you qualify, you’ll automatically receive the U-Save rebates in your utility bills.

The GST Voucher – U-Save will be paid out in April 2021, July 2021, October 2021, and January 2022.

When Will I Get My GST Voucher – U-Save Special Payment?

For 2021, households that receive the GST Voucher – U-Save will also receive a GST Voucher – U-Save Special Payment.

This was paid out in April 2021 and July 2021.


[Payment in Oct 2021] How Much S&CC Rebates Will I Get?

Eligible households will also receive Service and Conservancy Charges (S&CC) rebates.

FYI: the S&CC is what you pay for the monthly upkeep of common spaces and property

Here’s a look at how many months of S&CC rebates you’re potentially eligible for:

HDB Flat TypeNumber of Months of S&CC Rebate in FY2021
April 2021July 2021October 2021January 2022Total for FY2021
1- and 2-room1110.53.5
3- and 4-room10.50.50.52.5
5-room0.50.50.50.52
Executive / Multi-Generation0.50.50.5-1.5

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