By Dee Lim
SINGAPORE – Each Singaporean household has been allocated an extra S$600 in Community Development Council (CDC) vouchers in 2024.
Announcing this in his Budget 2024 speech in Parliament on Friday (16 February), Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Lawrence Wong said that the first S$300 will be disbursed in June this year, with the remaining S$300 to be disbursed in January 2025.
The additional CDC vouchers is one way the government is doing more, Wong said, to support households amid economic uncertainties ahead despite a moderating inflationary environment.
Earlier in January 2024, the government disbursed S$500 worth of CDC vouchers each to about 1.27 million Singaporean households.
Similar to the previous round, the current 2024 vouchers can be claimed digitally at go.gov.sg/cdcv. One member of each household can log in with their Singpass account to claim the CDC vouchers on behalf of their household.
The vouchers will be valid until 31 December 2024 and will be sent to the registered mobile phone number of the applicant. The applicant can then share it with other household members using the link.
Half of the vouchers – S$250 – can be used at supermarkets, and half at hawker stalls and heartland merchants.
Here's how to claim your current allocation of 2024 CDC vouchers:
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 2024".
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.