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Caregiver Grants & Subsidies

21 Sep 2018

Caregivers Training Grant (CTG)

The CTG supports caregivers of seniors and those with disability, including family members and Foreign Domestic Workers (FDW), to attend caregiver training courses so that they can equip themselves with the necessary skills in caring for the physical and emotional needs of their care recipients. The CTG provides subsidies of up to $200 per eligible care recipient per financial year.

Who is Eligible?


  1. Care recipient must be Singapore Citizen (SC) or Permanent Resident (PR);
  2. Care recipient must be aged 65 years old and above, or be certified to have a disability by a doctor; and
  3. Caregiver must be the main caregiver (immediate family member or FDW) looking after the care recipient and must complete any of the CTG-approved training courses.
 

Seniors' Mobility and Enabling Fund

The SMF supports caregivers in caring for seniors at home. It provides subsidies to offset the costs of assistive devices and home healthcare items.

Who is Eligible?

Home Healthcare Items

  1. Care recipient must be Singapore Citizen (SC);
  2. Care recipient must be aged 60 years and above; 
  3. Care recipient must undergo assessment to determine the need and type of consumables home healthcare items needed (to be done by service providers); 
  4. Care recipient must be receiving services from:
    a. A home care provider;  
    b. Singapore Programme for Integrated Care for the Elderly (SPICE) programme or Integrated Home and Day Care (IHDC) Packages; or 
    c. A home palliative care provider;
  5. Care recipient and his/her household has per capita household monthly income of $1,800 or less or Annual Value (AV) of residence reflected on NRIC of $13,000 and below for households with no income; and 
  6. No other sources of concurrent subsidy for similar consumables home healthcare items.

Assistive Devices

  1. Care recipient must be Singapore Citizen (SC); 
  2. Care recipient must be aged 60 years and above; 
  3. Care recipient must undergo assessment to determine the need and type of mobility device (to be done by a qualified therapist or relevant professional); and
  4. Care recipient and his/her household has per capita household monthly income of $1,800 or less or Annual Value (AV) of residence reflected on NRIC of $13,000 and below for households with no income.

How can I apply?

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Foreign Domestic Worker Grant (FDWG)

The FDWG helps to alleviate the cost of care at home for families who hire FDWs to care for persons with moderate to severe disabilities. The FDWG is a monthly grant of $120.

Who is eligible?


If care recipient is Singapore Citizen (SC)
1. Care recipient, FDW employer and FDW must reside in the same address;
2. Care recipient must require permanent assistance in at least 3 of the ADLs;
3. Care recipient and his/her household has per capita household monthly income of $2,600 or less, OR belong to a household with no income and living in a residence with Annual Value of less than $13,000; 
4. FDW must be trained in caregiving; and
5. Each household is eligible for the FDWG for up to two FDWs at any one time.


If care recipient is Permanent Resident (PR)

1. Care recipient must be aged above 65 years old, the FDW employer must be SC;
2. Care recipient, FDW employer and FDW must reside in the same address;
3. Care recipient must require permanent assistance in at least 3 of the ADLs;
4. Care recipient and his/her household has per capita household monthly income of $2,600 or less, OR belong to a household with no income and living in a residence with Annual Value of less than $13,000;
5. FDW must be trained in caregiving; and
6. Each household is eligible for the FDWG for up to two FDWs at any one time.

How can I apply?


Visit this page for more information


Foreign Domestic Worker (FDW) Levy Concession for Persons with Disabilities

The FDW Levy Concession for Persons with Disabilities is to support households who need to hire FDW to care for seniors and disabled persons by paying a lower monthly concessionary FDW levy. A concessionary FDW levy rate of $60.

Who is Eligible

If care recipient is Singapore Citizen (SC) 
1. Care recipient, FDW employer and FDW must reside in the same address; and
2. Care recipient must require permanent assistance in at least 1 of the ADLs.

If care recipient is Permanent Resident (PR) 
1. Care recipient must be aged above 65 years old;
2. The FDW employer must be SC; 
3. Care recipient, FDW employer and FDW must reside in the same address; and
4. Care recipient must require permanent assistance in at least 1 of the ADLs.

How can I apply

Visit this page for more information.

More Information

  • Singapore Silver Line: 1800-650-6060
  • Mon - Fri: 8.30am - 8.30pm
    Sat: 8.30am - 4.00pm

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