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INTRODUCTION TO ELDERFUND

ElderFund is a new discretionary assistance scheme that will be launched on 31 January 2020. 

It is targeted at severely disabled lower-income Singapore Citizens aged 30 and older, who are not able to benefit from CareShield Life, ElderShield, and the Interim Disability Assistance Programme for the Elderly (IDAPE), and have low Medisave balances and inadequate personal savings to meet their long-term care needs.

Eligible Singapore Citizens can receive up to $250 cash per month for as long as they remain eligible, and meet the terms and conditions needed for receipt of payment.

HOW TO QUALIFY

To be eligible for ElderFund, you must meet the following criteria:

HOW TO APPLY


1. Complete the Long Term Care Schemes Application Form
a) Complete the Long Term Care Schemes Application Form and go through the Terms and Conditions.

• We recommend that you nominate the care recipient's bank account to receive the payout. 

• If the care recipient is residing in a nursing home, please approach the nursing home for assistance.

b) Should the care recipient lack mental capacity, please go through this Additional Guidance.


2. Visit the MOH Household Check website if your care recipient need to update their household information for the purpose of assessing their financial eligibility, or if they have previously disallowed the access of their Financial Information for eligibility checks.


3. Contact an MOH-accredited severe disability assessor for assessment

Click here for the list of assessors.

The assessor will conduct the disability assessment of your care recipient and collect an assessment fee from you. If your care recipient is assessed to be severely disabled, the full assessment fee will be reimbursed.

You visit an assessor's Clinic$100
An assessor visits your house
$250


If your care recipient is residing in a nursing home, the nursing home can help them to submit a Resident's Assessment Form (RAF) in place of the severe disability assessment.



4. Submit your ElderFund application documents to AIC

Send the completed application and any additional documents (if required) to AIC at:

Agency for Integrated Care
Singapore Post Centre Post Office
P.O. Box 1173
Singapore 914040

You can also email these documents to apply@aic.sg, or submit them at any of our AIC Links.



After your application submission

Note: Due to the high volume of applications received, we will take about 3 months to process your application. We will inform you of the outcome in writing and successful applicants will receive grants in the following month, which will include payouts from the month the application is received. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. 

If your care recipient is assessed to be severely disabled, AIC will reimburse the full assessment fees into the nominated bank account in the following month, from the assessment date.

If the application is approved, AIC will deposit the payout into the nominated bank account in the following month from the application's approval date. AIC will continue to deposit the payout by the 18th of every month as long as the care recipient remains eligible.

Please contact AIC at 1800-650-6060 if you have not received your full assessment fee reimbursement/payout.


Note: 
1. If your care recipient is already a recipient of ElderFund and would like to change their details, please download and submit this Change in Application Details Form and Mental Incapacity Certification (if the care recipient lacks mental capacity).

2. If your care recipient is already a recipient of ElderFund but wishes to opt-out from receiving ElderFund payouts, please download and submit the Opt-Out Form to AIC.

NEED MORE HELP?

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At AIC Hotline
Mon - Fri: 8.30am - 8.30pm
Sat: 8.30am - 4.00pm

1800-650-6060

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