GST Voucher 2019, how much cash will I receive?

Kiasu Singaporean’s Guide To How Much GST Voucher Will I Be Getting In 2019?

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GST Vouchers: “Give you chicken wing, take back the whole chicken.”

A little search on GST Voucher on Social Media lands you on tonnes of sceptical comments from average Singaporeans.

A few of the interesting comments we came across are:

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

While some of these comments may hold certain truth to it, we decide to adopt a more positive way of looking at it.

Very much like the expression of whether a glass is half empty or half full, as long as I am getting some money I will not turn it down.

Give me my GST Voucher

From the way I see it, my cup is half full (better than nothing).

TL;DR – GST Vouchers: How Much Cash Will I Be Receiving?

GST Voucher 2019, how much cash will I receive?

The GST Voucher can be broken down into 3 different types of benefits:

  • Cash payout to eligible Singaporeans
  • MediSave Top-up for those age 65 and above
  • U-Save to offset HDB flat’s utility bills

GST Voucher – How Much Cash Will I Receive?

To have a better understanding of the payout date, factors and cash amount of GST Voucher,

Income Earned In 2017 Is $28,000 And BelowAnnual Value Of Home

(As at 31 December 2018)
Payout Date
Up To $13,000$13,001 to $21,000
GST Voucher Cash Payout$300$150August 2019
GST Voucher Cash

(Bicentennial Payment)
$300$150November 2019

To be qualified to receive GST Voucher – Cash, one must be:

  • You must be a Singaporean living in Singapore
  • 21 Years old and above (in 2019)
  • You must not own more than 1 property

The other factors that will affect the amount of cash you receive are:

  • Income Earned in 2017 as assessed by IRAS
  • Annual Value as at 31 December 2018

Should you be eligible for both regular payment of GST Voucher and Bicentennial Payment, you will be able to receive up to $600!

GST Voucher – How Much MediSave Top-up Will I Receive?

For Singaporeans, aged 65 and above in the year 2019 you might be in luck for a MediSave Top-up!

Huat Ah Singapore

Depending on the Annual Value of your home as of 31 December 2018, here’s the amount of MediSave you will receive.

AgeAnnual Value of Home as at 31 Dec 2018
Up to $13,000From $13,001 to $21,000
65 to 74$250$150
​75 to 84$350$250
85 and above$450$350

GST Voucher – How Much U-Save Credit Will I Receive?

One of the perks of staying in a HDB is the U-Save credit you will receive. The amount is pegged to the flat type you stay in.

U-Save credits can be used to offset your utility bills, allowing you to save more.

Type Of FlatJanuary 2019April 2019July 2019October 2019Total Amount Per Year
1 and 2-room$100$100$100$100$400
Executive/ Multi-Generation$60$60$60$60$240

On top of that eligible households will receive Service and Conservancy Charges (S&CC) rebates. S&CC are charges that are incurred on HDB owners for the up keeping of their common property.

Check out how many months of S&CC rebates you are eligible for:

Types Of Flat You Stay InAmount of S&CC Rebate in number of monthsTotal S&CC Rebate
January 2019April 2019July 2019October 2019
1-room flat1110.53.5 months
2-room flat1110.53.5 months
3-room flat10. months
4-room flat10. months
5-room flat0. months
Executive/ Multi-Generation0.50.50.5-1.5 months

Further Reading: Service and Conservancy Charges (S&CC)

S&CC charges can go from $54.70 for 1-room flat to $101 for Executive every month.

Here’s a full list of the Service and Conservancy Charges (S&CC) that various HDB owners are paying:

Types Of Flat You Stay InNormal RateReduced Rate
1-room flat$54.20$20.50
2-room flat$56.70$30.50
3-room flat$63.00

(Design-Build-and-Sell Scheme)

(Design-Build-and-Sell Scheme)
4-room flat$72.50

(Design-Build-and-Sell Scheme)

(Design-Build-and-Sell Scheme)
5-room flat$99.50-
Executive/ Multi-Generation$101.00-

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