The ​Interim Disability Assistance Programme for the Elderly (IDAPE) is an assistance scheme that was set up in 2002 for a small group of 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

The senior may nominate themselves, a caregiver who is 21 years old and above, or a nursing home that the senior is residing in to receive the IDAPE payout.

Note: Due to the high volume of applications received, we will take about 2 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 you are applying for IDAPE, you must meet the following criteria:


​​​​1. Complete your IDAPE Application Form
Download the Application Form For Schemes Administered by Agency for Integrated Care and Terms and Conditions.

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. 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 between 1 Oct 1932 and 30 Sep 1962 (both dates inclusive)
You pay:
Visit to the appointed assessor
House call

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

The assessor will submit the documents to AIC directly.

After your application submission

AIC will inform you of the application outcome in writing.

If the application is successful, AIC will deposit the payout 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 payout by the end of the month.


1. If your senior is already a recipient for IDAPE 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 you don't want to be under IDAPE, download and submit this form to AIC.


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Mon - Fri: 8.30am - 8.30pm
Sat: 8.30am - 4.00pm


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Frequently Asked Questions

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