DPM Heng Swee Keat shared that the Temporary Relief Fund assisted 450,000 people in April.
In the three weeks after the Covid-19 Support Grant started, the Government received about 46,000 applications.
To strengthen support for families, he says the Government will set aside another $800 million for the Covid-19 Support Grant.
He adds that over 100,000 self-employed persons will be receiving their first payout of $3,000 this week through the Self-Employed Person Income Relief Scheme, or Sirs.
Singaporeans also have given feedback that while they are saving on transport fares and other charges, they are expecting to spend more on their utility bills as they stay home during the circuit breaker period, Mr Heng says.
To thank all Singaporeans for doing their part in staying home for Singapore, Mr Heng announces that the Government will provide a one-off $100 Solidarity Utilities Credit to each household with at least one Singapore Citizen.
This will cover all property types and will be credited in the July or August utilities bill.
Mr Heng had announced in the Unity Budget that the Government would double the amount of U-Save rebates through a one-off GST Voucher – U-Save Special Payment, for all eligible HDB households, to help with utilities bills.
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