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Seniors' Mobility and Enabling Fund

Seniors' Mobility and Enabling Fund

Since 1 July 2013, the $10 million Senior’s Mobility Fund has been expanded into a $50 million Seniors’ Mobility and Enabling Fund (SMF).  SMF now provides holistic support for elderly Singaporeans, helping them to remain mobile and to live independently in the community.  It also means greater support to caregivers in caring for their seniors at home.

Live well and age gracefully with SMF

(i) Assistive Devices: SMF subsidies the cost of assistive devices that aid mobility and enable independent living. These include walking aids, basic wheelchairs and pushchairs, motorised wheelchairs and scooters, pressure relief cushions and mattresses, commodes and shower chairs, geriatric chairs, hospital beds, special equipment such as oxygen concentrators and hoists, spectacles and hearing aids.

(ii) Transport: SMF provides transport subsidises to seniors receiving care at MOH-funded Eldercare Centres and MOH-funded Dialysis Centres. Effective from 1 April 2015, SMF provides transport subsidies to seniors requiring some form of mobility assistance, not just wheelchair-bound seniors, attending Social Day Care Centres, beyond Day Rehab Centres, Dementia Day Care Centres, Senior Care Centres and Dialysis Centres.  

(iii) Home Healthcare Items (Consumables): SMF subsidises the cost of healthcare items for frail seniors who are eligible for nursing home but receiving home healthcare services in the community. The healthcare items include catheters, milk supplements, thickeners, adult diapers, nasal tubing and wound dressings.  


SMF at a Glance

Category Devices Transport Consumables
What Can You Get

Up to 90% subsidy of actual cost of the device. The maximum subsidy will depend on the cost of the type of device needed.

Amount of subsidy will depend on household income means-testing. Amount of subsidy will depend on household income means-testing.
Where to Apply MOH-funded Public Hospitals, Community Hospitals, Intermediate and Long Term Care (ILTC) Service Providers, and Agency for Integrated Care (AIC)    MOH-funded Eldercare Centres and MOH-funded Dialysis Centres MOH-funded Home based Nursing or Medical Services and centres with the Singapore Programme for Integrated Care for the Elderly (SPICE)
Who Can Apply Singapore Citizen, aged 60 years old and above
Eligibility Criteria



• Senior living in a 3-room HDB flat or smaller will automatically qualify for 90% subsidy for devices that cost less than $500.  All other seniors will need to undergo a household income means-test.

• Receiving care from MOH-funded Dialysis Centres, and/or receiving care from MOH-funded Eldercare Centres

• Receiving home-based healthcare services such as home nursing or home medical service, or is receiving care at a centre with the Singapore Programme for Integrated Care for the Elderly (SPICE)

• Be assessed by a qualified assessor (e.g. Therapist, Registered Nurse, Doctor, and Audiologist) to determine the need and type of device

• Move around with a wheelchair or with dementia/cognitive impairment, and requiring specialised transport  (e.g. vehicle with staff  assistance); or • Is not receiving any other subsidy for similar consumables

• Has not made any previous claim for a similar mobility device

• Move around using walking aids or requiring assistance for commuting • Has a household monthly income per person of $1,800 and below
 • Has a household monthly income per person of $1,800 and below, to qualify for all other devices   
• Is not receiving any other subsidy for similar transport services  
  • Has a household monthly income per person of $2,600 and below  
How to apply

Please approach the Therapist, Registered Nurse, Doctor, and any other qualified assessor in the public hospitals, community hospitals or other ILTC service providers if you are an existing client.

It the criterion is met, the qualified assessor and/or social worker will assist you to apply for the subsidy.

Please approach the Therapist, Nurse or Centre Manager of the Eldercare or Dialysis Centres.

If the criterion is met, the centre staff will assist you to apply for the subsidy.

Please approach the Nurse or Centre Manager of the home-based healthcare service provider or the centre with the Singapore Programme for Integrated Care for the Elderly (SPICE)

If the criterion is met, the Nurse or Centre Manager will assist you to apply for the subsidy.

For further enquiries  You can call the Singapore Silver Line 1800-650-6060 or email: enquiries@aic.sg

Click here to read about SMF's outreach efforts.


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