$280m in GST Vouchers to be given out
Eligible Singaporeans who had previously signed up for the Government's GST Voucher scheme will receive an additional payout of up to $200 each by Saturday, said the Ministry of Finance (MOF) yesterday.
A total of $280 million will be disbursed for this cash special payment.
The one-off payout is on top of the regular GST Voucher given out in August, which saw an estimated 1.3 million Singaporeans receive up to $300 in cash each.
It is meant to support households amid the current economic conditions.
No action is required from recipients and the criteria is similar to the regular GST Voucher.
MOF has also issued a reminder for Singaporeans eligible for the GST Voucher Cash/Medisave that have not signed up yet to do so by Dec 31.
They would have already received a letter in June this year informing them of their benefits.
MOF will send a second reminder letter this month. More information on the GST Voucher can be found on the GST Voucher website.
The public can call 1800-2222-888 for details on the GST Voucher - Cash/Medisave, 5-Year Medisave Top-Up and Pioneer Generation Package, or 6671-7117 for information on the GST Voucher - U-Save. - The Straits Times Online