The Government disbursed today (October 1) via six stored value facility (SVF) operators (i.e. AlipayHK, BoC Pay, Octopus, PayMe from HSBC, Tap & Go and WeChat Pay HK) the second voucher under 2022 (Phase II) Consumption Voucher Scheme to about 6.36 million eligible persons. These people will successively receive the relevant SMS notifications or mobile app push notifications today.
Among them, eligible persons who are entitled to a total of $5,000 voucher have received the first ($2,000) voucher in August. If they use Octopus to collect the voucher, the second voucher of $2,000 will be disbursed today. Eligible persons who collect the voucher using the other five e-wallets will receive the second voucher of $3,000 today.
A Government spokesman said that with the first voucher disbursed in early August and the second voucher disbursed today, the abovementioned eligible persons who collect the voucher through Octopus have been disbursed with a total of $4,000 vouchers. If their cumulative total "eligible spending" has reached $4,000 by end November, the remaining $1,000 voucher will be disbursed on December 16 the earliest. Their "eligible spending" has to reach $4,000 by March 31, 2023 the latest so as to collect the last $1,000 voucher by tapping the card on April 16.
For people who collect the voucher through the other five eâ€‘wallets, their $2,000 voucher received in early August and the $3,000 voucher received today will expire simultaneously on February 28, 2023. They may use the vouchers according to their consumption pattern before the expiry date.
The public may browse the apps and websites or call the following hotlines of the relevant SVF operators to enquire about how to use the vouchers, the value of the vouchers disbursed, unspent/available balance and expiry dates, etc.
BoC Payï¼š3988 1822
Payme from HSBCï¼š2996 7288
Tap & Goï¼š2888 0000
WeChat Pay HKï¼š3929 1666
The public may visit the Scheme website (www.consumptionvoucher.gov.hk) or call the hotline 18 5000 for enquiries if they have any questions about the Scheme.
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