Introduction to Home Caregiving Grant

The Home Caregiving Grant replaces the Foreign Domestic Worker (FDW) Grant from October 2019. 

The Home Caregiving Grant (HCG) is a $200 monthly cash payout to support your loved ones with at least permanent moderate disability, i.e. always require some assistance to perform 3 or more Activities of Daily Living (ADLs).  

This grant can be used to defray the costs of caregiving expenses, such as the costs of eldercare and caregiver support services in the community, or hiring of a Foreign Domestic Worker (FDW).

Note: AIC will take about 1 month to process your application. We will inform you of the outcome in writing and successful applicants will receive grants in the following month, which may include payouts from the month the application was submitted if applicant meets all eligibility.

How to Qualify

How to Apply

1. Complete your HCG Application Form 

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

2. Please visit the MOH Household Check website if you need to update your household information or if you have previously disallowed the access of your Financial Information for eligibility checks.

3. Undergo disability assessment 

Visit a General Practitioner or arrange with your care provider to obtain a Functional Assessment Report (FAR)*. The cost of an assessment may vary. Please contact your preferred doctor for more information. 

[Note: If you are also applying for IDAPE, you do not need to obtain the FAR. Visit an MOH-accredited severe disability assessor for an assessment.] 

4. Submit your HCG Application Documents to AIC 

Send the completed application and the Functional Assessment Report * to AIC at: 

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

You can also e-mail these documents to apply@aic.sg, or submit them at any of our AIC Links located here.

​​​* For Care Recipients with Autism Spectrum Disorder or Intellectual Disability

​Your care recipients with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Intellectual Disability (ID) can choose to have their level of support needs for ADL determined via the CAF (download the Form here). Care recipients who are currently attending a Special Education School or disability care services such as Day Activity Centres can have the assessment done onsite (please check with your school or service provider if it provides such assessment service). If the school or service provider does not provide CAF assessment or if the care recipients with ID or ASD do not receive disability services from the community, you may approach the Therapy Hubs (click here​​ for the list) for CAF assessment. Please click here​ for more information on CAF assessment.

After your application submission 

The outcome of your application will be notified by AIC in writing. 

If your 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 you remain eligible. 

Please contact us at 1800-650-6060 if you have not received your payout.  


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

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


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Frequently Asked Questions

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Home Caregiving Grant (HCG)
A $200 monthly cash payout for the care of a loved one at home
Home Caregiving Grant (HCG)
A $200 monthly cash payout for the care of a loved one at home
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