Introduction To Caregivers Training Grant (CTG)
You may wish to sign up for caregiving courses to learn how to better help your loved ones with their daily care.
The Caregivers Training Grant is a $200 annual subsidy1 that lets caregivers attend approved courses to better care for their loved ones. The $200 subsidy is provided for each care recipient every financial year (from April to March the following year). If multiple caregivers of the same care recipient wish to attend training, the $200 would need to be shared among the family members.
The list of courses available under the Caregivers Training Grant can be found here. The trainer could conduct the class in your home, or in a classroom at a training centre. You can also use a computer or other electronic devices to learn, by watching videos and reading training materials.
You must pay at least $10 after registering2.
1 From 1 Apr 2024, eligible beneficiaries will start off with a $400 grant. Each year, there will be a top up to care recipients’ Caregivers Training Grant by $200, and unused monies can be carried forward, with the Caregivers Training Grant monies for each care recipients capped at $400.
2 From 18 Nov 2023, Singaporean Caregivers who are attending an eligible caregivers training course may also tap on their SkillsFuture Credits to make the co-payment.
How to Qualify
To get the Caregivers Training Grant subsidy:
Care Recipient’s Nationality
The care recipient must be a Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident.
Care Recipient’s Age And Needs
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 Migrant 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, 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).
How to Apply
1. Choose a course from the Caregivers Training Catalogue.
Visit the calendar here.
2. Contact the training provider to find out more about the course.
Their details are available in the calendar.
3. Register for the course
Tell the trainer you want to apply for CTG at least two weeks before the course starts. Your trainer will give you the application form to fill out, and will submit the CTG application form for you.
You may also download the CTG application form.
For Structured Training
Here are some courses that provide structured training programmes for caregivers.
The ABCs of Caregiving Course covers all essential skills needed to care for your loved one’s daily needs, based on their mobility condition.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have questions about CTG? We may have the answer here.
Yes, as long as they are the main caregivers of persons with disability or elderly who are Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents.
Eligible caregivers will receive the grant in the form of training fee subsidies.
After choosing a training programme from the approved list, you need to contact the service provider at least two weeks before the course starts to inform them that you are applying for the grant. The trainer will send you an application form to fill out, then submit the completed form for you.
Yes, different caregivers of the same care recipient may utilise the grant to subsidise the caregiving training, up to the grant amount that each care recipient is eligible for per Financial Year (i.e. $200 between 1 April to 31 Mar)
From 1 Apr 2024, eligible beneficiaries will start off with $400 subsidy for the first year with onset of caregiving training needs. In subsequent years, Eligible beneficiaries would continue to receive $200 annual subsidy and unused monies can be carried forward with a cap at $400 within each account.
Yes. More than one caregiver of each care recipient can attend the same training and will be reimbursed only up to $200 in training subsidies per care recipient per financial year (1 April-31 March).
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.
From 1 April 2024, unused monies can be carried forward with a cap at $400 within each account. Any amount exceeding the Cap of $400 will be forfeited.
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