This is on top of the regular GSTV-Cash amounts they were meant to receive in 2022. In total, GSTV-Cash recipients will receive up to S$700 in August this year.
According to Wong, this will benefit about 1.5 million lower-income to middle-income workers, as well as retirees without income.
In addition, all Singaporean households — including those living in private property — will also receive a S$100 utilities credit by September to help offset their bills.
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At the Budget 2022 held earlier in February, Wong had announced that the Government would add S$640 million to the S$6 billion Assurance Package and improve the GST Voucher scheme.
The enhanced Assurance Package, announced in 2020, is meant to cover at least five years of additional GST expenses for the majority of Singaporean households, and about 10 years for lower-income households.
The ComCare scheme will be enhanced to provide additional assistance to households on short-to-medium-term assistance and long-term assistance, said Mr Wong.
A one-person household on ComCare long-term assistance will receive higher cash assistance of S$640 per month, an increase of S$40 per month, said the Ministry of Finance (MOF) in a separate press release.
Those who apply for ComCare short-to-medium-term assistance or apply to renew their assistance can also expect to receive higher cash assistance and support for their utility expenses, the press release read.