In last year’s Budget, the government unveiled a Care and Support Package to help Singapore househoulds with the cost of living. Particularly, the less well-off will get more help.
As part of this support measure, the Ministry of Finance announced today (Sept 27) that about 160,000 Singaporeans will receive S$100 worth of grocery vouchers next month.
All Singaporeans aged 21 and above this year who live in one- and two-room HDB flats and do not own more than one property are eligible for the vouchers.
According to the ministry, the grocery voucher scheme will provide a total of about S$63 million in financial assistance.
The grocery vouchers can be used at supermarkets including Giant, FairPrice, Prime Supermarket and Sheng Siong.
The vouchers will be delivered to eligible households on Saturdays throughout next month, starting from October 2.
If there is no one at home to receive the vouchers on the delivery day, there will be a second delivery attempt over the following week, between October 4 and 8.
If the second delivery attempt fails, the courier will leave a deliver notification card at the doorstep for recipients to collect their vouchers at a designated post office within 10 working days.
This delivery method differs from last year’s letter box delivery, which led to a string of voucher thefts islandwide. Last year, the worth of grocery vouchers was also much more at S$300.
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