IDAPE is a government assistance scheme providing financial help to needy and disabled elderly Singaporeans, who were not eligible to join ElderShield because of their age or pre-existing disabilities. IDAPE is administered by NTUC Income.
Should you qualify, IDAPE will provide you $100 or $150 a month, for a maximum period of 72 months.
To make a claim under IDAPE, you must meet the following criteria:
- You are unable to perform 3 or more of the 6 Activities of Daily Living (ADLs; washing, feeding, dressing, toileting, mobility and transferring).
- You are a Singapore citizen born before 30 September 1932 OR born between 1 October 1932 and 30 September 1962 (both dates inclusive) but with pre-existing disabilities as at 30 September 2002
- Your per capita household monthly income is less $2,200 OR for households with no income and living in a residence with Annual Value of $13,000 and below.
From 1 July 2012, IDAPE will be enhanced to provide more assistance to disabled elderly with long-term care needs.
IDAPE payouts will be increased to $150 and $250 per month, up from the current $100 and $150 per month. Income cut-offs will also be raised so that more elderly can benefit from IDAPE (see table below).
|Per capita monthly household Income
|Current IDAPE monthly payout
|Revised IDAPE monthly payout
(from 1 July 2012 onwards)
|$0 to $700
|$701 to $1,000
|$1,001 to $1,500
|$1,501 to $2,200
* IDAPE applicants from households with no income will qualify for the $250 monthly payout if the annual value of their place of residence is $13,000 or lower
Existing IDAPE claimants do not need to reapply to enjoy the IDAPE enhancements, their monthly payouts will be revised accordingly.
Please download and fill up the following forms if you wish to apply for IDAPE:
IDAPE Application Form for Means Test
IDAPE Claim Form