The ​Interim Disability Assistance Programme for the Elderly (IDAPE) is an assistance scheme that was set up in 2002 for seniors who were not eligible for ElderShield at the time because they were too old or had pre-existing disabilities. 

If these seniors develop severe disability, they can receive $150 or $250 monthly cash payout (depending on their financial circumstances) for up to 72 months. 

There is no restriction on how the payments should be used, as long as they are used for the care of the disabled IDAPE claimant. For example, the payments can offset:

  • ​Medical bills
  • ​Nursing costs
  • Hiring a foreign domestic worker (FDW) as a helper to care for the disabled IDAPE claimant
  • Nursing costs

The senior may nominate themselves, a caregiver who is 18 years old and above, or a nursing home that the senior is residing in to receive the IDAPE payment.


If you are applying for IDAPE, you must meet the following criteria:


Note: We are upgrading our system to serve you better! During our upgrading process from 13 to 30 September 2019, notification on application outcome might take longer than usual. For enquiries or application outcome, please contact our AIC Hotline at 1800-650-6060 or email apply@aic.sg.

​​​​1. Submit your Household Means-Test Declaration to MOH Holdings
Download the Means-Test Application Form  

2. Prepare your IDAPE Application Form and Supporting Documents
Download the Application Form For Schemes Administered by Agency for Integrated Care and Terms and Conditions .

3. Contact an IDAPE-appointed Assessor for Disability Assessment

The assessor will provide the IDAPE Assessor Statement. Click here for the list of assessors. 

The assessor will conduct the disability assessment and collect an assessment fee from you. 

Type of AssessmentBorn before 
 1 Oct 1932
Born on or after 
1 Oct 1932
You pay:
Visit to the appointed assessor$10$50
House call$40$150

​​4. Please Submit Your IDAPE Application Documents To The Assessor

The assessor will submit the documents to AIC directly.

AIC will inform you of the application outcome in writing.

If the application is successful, AIC will deposit payment into the nominated bank account on a monthly basis and reimburse the full assessment fee to you. Please contact us at 1800-650-6060 if you have not received your payment by the end of the month.

Note: If your senior is already under IDAPE and would like to change your details, please use this Change in Application Details form .

Click here for the IDAPE application guide.

If you don't want to be under IDAPE, download and submit this form to AIC.


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