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Interim Disability Assistance Programme For The Elderly

Interim Disability Assistance Programme for the Elderly (IDAPE) is a government assistance scheme providing financial help to needy and disabled elderly Singaporeans.

03 Sep 2018

Interim Disability Assistance Programme for the Elderly (IDAPE) is a government assistance scheme providing financial help to needy and disabled elderly Singaporeans who were not eligible to join ElderShield when it was launched in 2002 because they had exceeded the maximum entry age or had pre-existing disabilities.

Who is eligible?


You qualify for IDAPE if:

  • You are unable to perform 3 or more of the 6 Activities of Daily Living (ADL) - 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 $2,600 or less OR you have no household income and are living in a residence with Annual Value of $13,000 and below.

What are the Benefits?


IDAPE pays out a fixed sum per month for up to 72 months.

Per Capita Household Monthly Income* Monthly Payout
$0- $1,800 $250
$1,801 - $2,600 $150

* Per capita household monthly income means the total monthly household income divided by the total number of persons in the household. 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.

How can I Apply?


This page will guide you through the process.

Contact Information

  • Agency for Integrated Care (AIC): 1800-650-6060

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