By Dee Lim
SINGAPORE – Each Singaporean household can now claim S$300 in Community Development Council (CDC) vouchers, of which S$150 is to be used at participating supermarkets.
The vouchers are given as part of a package to help manage the effects of rising inflation and the increase of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Lawrence Wong said on Tuesday (3 January) at an event to launch the voucher scheme.
Previously, as part of a package to help Singaporeans beat inflation, announced in mid-October 2022, Singaporean households were given a tranche of S$100 CDC vouchers. Another S$200 in vouchers were announced in Budget 2022 and they were intended to help offset the GST increase.
The current voucher tranche of S$300 is on top of the S$200 total in CDC vouchers which expired on 31 December 2022 – $100 released in December 2021 and $100 in May 2022.
The current S$300 worth of vouchers will expire on 31 December 2023.
Here's how to claim yours:
Before you claim your CDC vouchers
What do I need to access the vouchers?
Make sure you are able to access your Singpass. For those who have forgotten or need assistance, visit a Singpass counter located in all community centres/clubs around Singapore or visit this FAQ page.
Can everyone in my household claim the vouchers?
Nominate one person with a Singpass account to claim the vouchers, as only one household member can claim the vouchers for use. They can, however, share the vouchers once it has been claimed.
Claiming your vouchers
How do I go about claiming my vouchers?
Head to https://vouchers.cdc.gov.sg/
Tap on "Claim your CDC Vouchers 2023".
Log in using your Singpass – you will receive a link through SMS to access your vouchers.
Sharing and using your CDC vouchers
Can I share the vouchers once they've been claimed?
Yes, you can share your vouchers with other members of your household by clicking on the "Share my Vouchers" button on the redemption website – this allows you to copy the voucher link (each one is unique so you'll need to share each link). Anyone with the link will be able to access the vouchers.
How do I use the voucher at a participating heartland hawker or merchant?
To use the voucher, open your redemption page and tap the amount that you want to use. This will produce a QR code that the participating hawker or heartland merchant can scan.
Can I check the value of my remaining vouchers?
You can check your CDC voucher balance on the redemption page. The remaining value is shown at the top of the webpage.
If I use a voucher of a greater value than my purchase, will I get change back?
Vouchers are not refundable for any unused amount or value. If you are purchasing something that is less than the amount of voucher used, you will not get change back.
I’ve accidentally deleted the SMS with my voucher links. What can I do now?
If you've accidentally deleted the SMS with your voucher links, visit go.gov.sg/cdcv and login with your Singpass again to have the voucher links resent to you.
It's important to note that CDC or RedeemSG will never send an SMS to ask for any information such as personal or banking details, or your NRIC. Do not click on the link or reply.