You know that GST U-Save voucher you received from the Ministry of Finance? I know, I know, some of you received cash GST Vouchers (GSTV) too but many didn't. Many just received the U-Save voucher that is meant to offset your water and utilities bill.
Well, it turns out that only 1 U-Save is usable per household, MOF clarified:
"In the statement, MOF says it received queries regarding the amount of U-Save rebates each household is eligible for if more than one person in the household receives the GSTV.
Individuals have been receiving their GSTV notification letters since July 2.
In its clarification, the ministry says that individuals living in the same household will not be able to combine their individually granted U-save amounts for the rebate.
The rebate granted depends on flat type and not the size of the household, a spokesperson added."
Many thought they could combine father, mother, son, daughter U-Save vouchers and never pay their water and utilities bill ever again. They even held hands with their family members and did a little dance. But nooooo, MOF says it's only one per household.
If it was meant to be one for each household, then send to every motherson in the home for what? To make everyone (especially those not getting any cash GST Vouchers) feel they received SOMETHING? Just send to the head of the household lah!
Furthermore, the U in U-Save implies the utilities rebates apply to an individual, not a household: U-Save, mah, not Ur-Household-Save what.
I suggest the MOF rename their U-Save voucher next year to U-Thought-U-Save-But-Actually-Only-1-of-U-Save vouchers.
On behalf of all the disgruntled U-Save letter recipients that couldn't redeem their utilities rebates, here is one big… CHEY!