It is likely that you or someone you know has already used their Community Development Council (CDC) vouchers. Along with GST vouchers, which were distributed only to those who qualify, CDC vouchers were also distributed to all Singaporean households!
We are pleased to announce that Singaporean households will now be able to redeem another $300 worth of CDC vouchers! What is the process for collecting CDC vouchers?can you do with them? You’ll find all the answers you’re looking for in this article!
CDC Vouchers: The Ultimate Guide
All Singaporean households will be able to claim $300 worth of CDC vouchers as of 3 January 2023
Approximately 20,300 hawkers and heartland merchants are participating in the $150 voucher offer
If you still have $100 worth of CDC vouchers from 2021 or 2022, you can donate them by 31 January 2023.
How Does the CDC Vouchers Scheme Work?
First launched in June 2020, the CDC Vouchers Scheme distributes vouchers to households to be redeemed at participating local merchants and hawkers in the heartlands. The purpose of this initiative was to assist residents with their daily expenses as well as boost local businesses that have been adversely affected by COVID-19.
On 18 October, the CDC announced that it would receive vouchers from the CDC in the coming months, which will be distributed as digital vouchers (e-vouchers). With flexibility in mind, half of the vouchers released this roundmeant to be redeemed at participating hawkers and heartland merchants. The other half can be redeemed at participating supermarkets.
Who Is Eligible for CDC Vouchers?
CDC voucher eligibility was initially limited to low-income households, but now it is open to all Singaporeans!
How to Claim the CDC Vouchers?
With CDC vouchers being distributed as e-vouchers, the collection process will be slightly different, but you’ll still get $300! Be sure to plan how you will spend your CDC vouchers, which will come in denominations of $2, $5, and $10.
All you need to do is click here to collect your vouchers. Singpass will take you to a login page. Enter your mobile number after logging into Singpass, and a verification SMS will be sent to your phone. Upon verifying your mobile number, you will receive an SMS containing the voucher redemption link.
Before you get too excited, there are just a few things to note regarding the CDC vouchers as of the time of writing.
As each household is only entitled to $300 worth of CDC vouchers, one person from each household can redeem them.
Vouchers have fixed denominations like all other vouchers. In the case of a $10 purchase of something that is worth $9, no change will be given.
It is possible to share vouchers within a household. By clicking the “Share My Vouchers” button, you can create a link that can be sent to family members.
For those without smartphones, physical vouchers can be collected at community centers if you do not have an e-voucher.
This is just a brief overview of CDC vouchers. For more information, visit the CDC’s FAQ page.
How Do YouVouchers?
Over 20,300 hawkers and heartland merchants accept these vouchers island-wide. You will know whether CDC vouchers are accepted by a merchant/hawker stall by looking at the decal displayed on the shopfront.
Using thee-voucher scheme, you simply tap the you wish to use and show the QR code to the participating merchant. The e-vouchers will be accepted via RedeemSG Merchant app.
Vouchers can be redeemed at the following stores:
How to Donate Your CDC Vouchers?
In addition to animal welfare, arts and heritage, children and youth, education, the elderly, the environment, families and children, healthcare, migrant communities, persons with disabilities, and sports, you can also donate your vouchers to eligible charitable organizations.
Until 31 January 2023, you can do this by visiting the website of the CDC voucher scheme.
There may also be tax deductions available from charities, depending on their policies. In 2024, this will be reflected in the Year of Assessment. You can donate the remaining vouchers in your household by following these steps:
- Visit the CDC voucher scheme website
Click on ‘Donate CDC Vouchers’
Select a listed charity and log in with Singpass to pledge your household’s voucher balance as of 31 Dec 2022.
(Credits: CDC vouchers, Graphics by Lepakcreator)