There are many financial schemes and assistance programmes available in the community to help those who need it. The following lists the services that provide such assistance:
Car Park Label Scheme (CPLS)
The Car Park Label Scheme (CPLS) allows persons with disabilities and who require the use of bulky mobility aids and who need to be driven or ferried by their family members to obtain a label that will allow them to park at designated parking lots.
Click here to find out more about Car Park Label Scheme (CPLS).
Chronic Disease Management Programme (CDMP)
Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS)
The Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS), formerly known as the Primary Care Partnership Scheme, allows patients to receive subsidised outpatient medical treatment for acute and chronic conditions, as well as basic dental services at participating General Practitioners (GPs) and dental clinics near their homes.
Click here to find out more about Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS).
Patients receive drug subsidies based on their paying status and the scheme under which the drug is covered (e.g. Standard Drug List, Medication Assistance Fund, inpatient drug subsidy, etc). Some drugs are subsidised only for specific clinical indications.
Enhancement for Active Seniors (EASE)
With increasing number of seniors in Singapore aged 65 and above, there is a need to make the living environment more conducive for residents as they age. Hence, the Housing Development Board (HDB) has introduced EASE to enhance the safety and comfort of seniors living in HDB flats.
EASE provides the following improvements in the flat:
- Slip-resistant treatment to floor tiles of one bathroom/ toilet
- Grab bars within the flat
- Ramp(s) to negotiate level differences in the flat and/or at the main entrance (if technically feasible)
Click here to find out more about Enhancement for Active Seniors (EASE).
Public Assistance Scheme
The Public Assistance Scheme assists Singaporeans who need long-term financial assistance due to old age, illness or disabilities, and have no family members who can provide support. The Special Grant is similar to the Public Assistance Scheme and benefits Permanent Residents.
Click here to find out more about Public Assistance Scheme and Special Grant.
Senior’s Mobility Fund (SMF)
The Senior’s Mobility Fund (SMF) assists the elderly with getting subsidised mobility devices to help them move around their home and community, and perform their daily activities. The devices include wheelchairs and walking aids.
Click here to find out more about Senior’s Mobility Fund (SMF).
Special Assistance Fund (SAF)
The Special Assistance Fund (SAF) provides financial assistance to low-income families in purchasing assistive equipment for persons with disabilities for their mobility or rehabilitation.
Click here to find out more about Special Assistance Fund (SAF).
Traffic Accident Fund (TAF)
The Traffic Accident Fund (TAF) gives financial assistance to persons who have acquired permanent or temporary disabilities due to traffic accidents to purchase assistive equipment, retrofit homes, or reimburse taxi and ambulance fees for transport fees spent to get to and fro home and rehabilitation centres.
Families of accident victims (who have passed on or are suffering from brain damage due to an accident) may apply for temporary cash relief of up to $3,000.
Click here to find out more about Traffic Accident Fund (TAF).