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Subsidies for Government-funded Intermediate Long-Term Care Services

 

01 Oct 2019

If a loved one needs further care and treatment after being discharged from an acute hospital, or needs supervision and assistance to manage daily life, they may be eligible for our intermediate and long-term care (ILTC) services.

We recognise that the bills for ILTC services can be significant over longer periods of time. That’s why we provide subsidies to offset the bills of these people needing care.


Who is Eligible?


To be eligible for a subsidy, the recipient must …

  • be a Singapore citizen or Permanent Resident.
  • meet the admission criteria.
  • already be receiving care from an MOH-funded service provider.

How much will I receive?


To determine the subsidy you are entitled to, we use a household means test that considers:

  • Gross income of the person who needs care, his/her spouse and all family members living in the same household; and
  • Total number of family members living in the same household

      Alternatively, if the household does not have an income, we consider:

  • Annual value of the place of residence

This is the same means test that is used for schemes such as Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) and Senior’s Mobility and Enabling Fund (SMF).

To see the subsidy frameworks in full, please select the option that applies

The recipient is …

  • in community hospital
  • in a residential home/hospice
  • in a day centre or homecare programme
  • on dialysis

 

Tab 1

Subsidies for Patients in Community Hospital Subsidised Wards

 

Household Per Capita
Monthly Income

Subsidy Rate

Singapore Citizens

Permanent Residents

$800 and below

75%

50%

$801 to $1,200

60%

40%

$1,201 to $2,000

50%

30%

$2,001 to $2,800

45%

25%

$2,801 to $3,300

40%

20%

$3,301 and above

20%

10%

 

Tab 2

Subsidies for Patients in ILTC Residential Services (except Community Hospitals)

 

Household Per Capita
Monthly Income

Subsidy Rate

Singapore Citizens

Permanent Residents

$800 and below

75%

50%

$801 to $1,200

60%

40%

$1,201 to $1,900

50%

30%

$1,901 to $2,000

40%

20%

$2,001 to $2,800

20%

10%

$2,801 and above

0%

0%

This applies to patients in Chronic Sick Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Inpatient Hospices, Psychiatric Rehabilitation Homes and Psychiatric Sheltered Homes

 

Tab 3

Subsidies for Patients in ILTC Non-Residential Services (Home and Centre-Based Services)

 

Household Per Capita
Monthly Income

Subsidy Rate

Singapore Citizens

Permanent Residents

$800 and below

80%

55%

$801 to $1,200

75%

50%

$1,201 to $1,900

60%

40%

$1,901 to $2,000

50%

30%

$2,001 to $2,800

30%

15%

$2,801 and above

0%

0%

This applies to patients in Eldercare Centres (such as Day Rehabilitation Centres, Dementia Day Care Centres, Maintenance Day Care Centres, Senior Care Centres), Psychiatric Day Rehabilitation and Home-Based Services (such as Home Palliative Care, Home Medical, Home Nursing, Home Help and Home Personal Care).

 

Tab 4

Monthly Subsidies for Patients on Haemodialysis or Peritoneal Dialysis

 

Household Per Capita

Monthly Income

Community Haemodialysis
Subsidies Per Month

Peritoneal Dialysis
Subsidies Per Month

Singapore Citizens

Permanent Residents

Singapore Citizens

Permanent Residents

$800 and below

$1,230

$983

$1,280

$1,033

$801 to $1,200

$862

$689

$912

$739

$1,201 to $1,900

$616

$493

$666

$543

$1,901 to $2,000

$505

$405

$555

$455

$2,001 to $2,800

$357

$284

$407

$334

$2,801 and above

$0

$0

$0

$0

How to Apply?


To apply for subsidies, please approach the staff of Government hospitals or MOH-funded ILTC service providers. He or she will help you with your application through the completion of the Means-test Declaration Form. [PDF, 601KB]



For More Information

  • Please approach the staff of Government hospitals or MOH-funded ILTC service providers