To get the Caregivers Training Grant subsidy:
The care recipient must be a Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident.
The care recipient must be aged 65 and older, OR have a disability as by a qualified healthcare practitioner*
The caregiver must be the person in charge of caring for the care recipient (this can include family members and foreign domestic workers).
The caregiver must complete the training course and receive a certificate of attendance if there is one.
*This refers to a doctor’s memo or a Functional Assessment Report (FAR).
The doctor’s memo must indicate the patient’s condition, reason why patient’s condition requires daily care (i.e. how many ADLs required etc.), and length of care required. The FAR should be completed by a registered doctor under Singapore Medical Council (SMC), conditional registered doctor or psychiatrist under any public healthcare institution, registered nurses under Singapore Nursing Board (SNB), or fully registered Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist under Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC).
Persons who are existing beneficiaries of other schemes which have more stringent criteria for disability could use documentation of their receipt of any of the following schemes to prove eligibility. The schemes are Home Caregiving Grant (HCG), Migrant Domestic Worker Levy Concession for Persons with Disabilities, Special Needs Savings Scheme, ElderShield or Interim Disability Assistance Programme for the Elderly (IDAPE).
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Their details are available in the calendar.
You may also download the
CTG application form.
Here are some courses that provide structured training programmes for caregivers.
ABCs of Caregiving
The ABCs of Caregiving Course covers all essential skills needed to care for your loved one’s daily needs, based on their mobility condition.
Basic Eldercare Course
The Basic Eldercare Course is a comprehensive training programme for caregivers including Foreign Domestic Workers (FDWs).
Are foreign domestic workers eligible for the grant?
Yes, as long as they are the main caregivers of persons with disability or elderly who are Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents.
How do eligible caregivers receive the grant?
How do I apply for this scheme?
If there is more than one caregiver taking care of the same person, are they all eligible for the grant?
Can more than one caregiver tap on the grant to attend the same training programme?
Yes. More than one caregiver of each care recipient can attend the same training and will be reimbursed only up to $200 grant per care recipient per financial year (April-March).
Can I attend any training programmes that I think are useful?
No. To tap on CTG to receive a training fee subsidy, caregivers must choose from a list of training programmes that have been pre-approved. The list of pre-approved training programmes can be found here.
I did not use my $200 grant this year. Can I carry it forward next year?
No. The annual grant of $200 must be used within the period of 1 April to 31 March the next year. Any amount not used will be forfeited.
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