1.6 million Singaporeans to be notified of GST Vouchers and Medisave top-ups by 6 July

1.6 million Singaporeans to be notified of GST Vouchers and Medisave top-ups by 6 July
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Some 1.6 million eligible Singaporeans will receive notifications on their 2018 Goods and Services Tax (GST) Voucher benefits and Medisave top-ups by next Friday (6 July), said the Ministry of Finance (MOF) on Thursday." data-reactid="22">Some 1.6 million eligible Singaporeans will receive notifications on their 2018 Goods and Services Tax (GST) Voucher benefits and Medisave top-ups by next Friday (6 July), said the Ministry of Finance (MOF) on Thursday.

Singaporeans with mobile numbers updated with SingPass will receive SMS notifications, while others will receive letter notifications about the amount due to them in the GST Voucher scheme, which was introduced to offset GST expenses.

Eligible Singaporeans, aged 21 and above, will also receive a notification letter about their SG Bonus benefits of up to $300, as announced in Budget 2018, by October. " data-reactid="24">Eligible Singaporeans, aged 21 and above, will also receive a notification letter about their SG Bonus benefits of up to $300, as announced in Budget 2018, by October.

About 1.39 million eligible Singaporeans will receive up to $300 in cash under the GST Voucher scheme in August, totalling to $410 million.

About 485,000 Singaporeans aged 65 years and above in 2018 will receive up to $450 in Medisave top-ups under the GST Voucher scheme in August, amounting to about $144 million in total.

Medisave accounts in August." data-reactid="27">About 520,000 Singaporeans, who are born on or before 31 December 1959, and do not receive Pioneer Generation (PG) benefits, will also receive a Medisave top-up of up to $200 this year. This will amount to $95 million in total and will be credited into their Medisave accounts in August.

Pioneers will receive their PG Medisave top-ups of between $200 and $800 in July.

Eligible HDB households will receive an additional U-Save of $20 a year from 2019 to 2021." data-reactid="29">Eligible HDB households will receive an additional U-Save of $20 a year from 2019 to 2021.

A one-off (Service and Conservancy Charges) S&CC rebate, announced at Budget 2018, will also be given to around 900,000 eligible Singaporean HDB households. They are set to receive 1.5 to 3.5 months of S&CC rebate between April this year and January 2019, depending on their HDB flat type.

The MOF said that citizens will automatically receive their GST Voucher payouts if they had signed up for the GST Voucher or any other government payout scheme in the past. " data-reactid="31">The MOF said that citizens will automatically receive their GST Voucher payouts if they had signed up for the GST Voucher or any other government payout scheme in the past.

 have until 31 December to sign up online or through a hardcopy form found at the community centres, the ministry added. More details can be found at gstvoucher.gov.sg." data-reactid="32">Those who have not have until 31 December to sign up online or through a hardcopy form found at the community centres, the ministry added. More details can be found at gstvoucher.gov.sg.

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