Gahmen anyhowly giving out SGD1 billion worth of GST vouchers and MediSave top-ups

GST vouchers yayy! Free angpao from the Gahmen (Government)!

Budget 2018

They will be giving out S$1 billion worth of goods and services (GST) benefits and Medisave top-ups.

Breakdown of the S$1 billion:

  • Up to $300 GST vouchers (cash)
    • 1.39 million Singaporeans will benefit
    • Click here to check if you qualify.
    • It’s for those who earn an annual income of S$28,000 and less
  • Up to $450 Medisave top-ups
    • 485,000 Singaporeans aged 65 and above will benefit
  • Up to $200 Medisave top-ups
    • 520,000 Singaporeans born on or before Dec 31, 1959 and who are not entitled to Pioneer Generation benefits will benefit
  • Up to $300 SG bonus
    • Apply to all Singaporeans aged 21 and above
    • Announced during Budget 2018
  • $20 U-save yearly
    • From 2019 to 2021
    • 900,000 eligible HDB households will benefit
    • Offset utilities bills
  • 1.5 to 3.5 months of S&CC rebates
    • Until Jan 2019
    • 900,000 eligible HDB households will benefit
    • Amount of rebates depend on HDB flat type

Not sure if you’re one of the lucky ones who qualify? If you are, you will receive a text message of letter by July 6 informing you that you are under the GST Voucher scheme.

This scheme was launched in 2012 to help lower and middle income Singaporeans to manage their GST expenses.


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Anne Sim

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