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​​​​​​​​​Introduction to the Home Caregiving Grant

The Home Caregiving Grant has replaced 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 three 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).




How to Apply

 

1. Complete your HCG Application Form 

Complete the Long Term Care Schemes Guide & 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

Visit the site here 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 IDAPE-approved assessor instead to obtain an Assessor Statement.]

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.


After your application submission

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.


Note:

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

2. If you wish to opt-out from HCG, please download and submit Opt-Out Form to AIC.




How to Apply

Video Guide on eFASS Application Portal

 

Note:

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


After the application is submitted

We are currently experiencing a high volume of applications. During this period, we may take up to 1 month to process your online application. We will inform you of the outcome in writing. If your application is successful, payouts will be made to your nominated bank account in the following month, which may include payouts from the month the application was submitted.

The care recipient will continue to receive monthly payouts in the nominated bank account by the end of every month as long as the care recipient remains eligible.

Please contact us at 1800-650-6060 if you require any assistance.



For Existing Scheme Recipients

1. If you would like to change the care recipient’s scheme details, please login with your SingPass on the eFASS. Go to “Manage My Schemes” > “Change in Scheme Details”. Please note these additional points as well:

  • If you are changing the care recipient’s scheme details on behalf of a care recipient who lacks mental capacity, you will need to submit a Mental Incapacity Certification if you have not done so before. The form can be downloaded here and needs to be filled in by a doctor.

2. If you wish to opt-out from receiving HCG payouts, please login with your SingPass on the eFASS. Go to “Manage My Schemes” > “Change in Scheme Details”

3. If you are unable to update scheme details or opt out of scheme using the eFASS, please email us at apply@aic.sg, or walk in to any of our AIC Links to request for a hardcopy application form. We seek your understanding that hardcopy applications have a longer processing time.






*Autism Spectrum Disorder or Intellectual Disability
The 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.





Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions about Home Caregiving Grant? We may have the answer here.

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Additional guidance for care recipient who lacks ​mental capacity to provide consent

1. The care recipient’s donee/deputy# may provide consent on the care recipient’s behalf. If the care recipient does not have such a donee/deputy, the caregiver* may make the application on care recipient’s behalf.

# Donee/deputy must be appointed in accordance with the Mental Capacity Act (Cap 177) and is authorised to make decisions on behalf of the care recipient in relation to the care recipient’s property and affairs.

* For successful applications without a donee/deputy, the caregiver or an​other family member has 12 months to obtain a court order appointing him/her as a deputy, failing which the payouts will be suspended. For more information on how to apply for a deputyship, please visit Family Justice Courts website.

Doctor’s certification for mental incapacity is only valid for six months, unless stated permanent.


2. Please submit the following additional supporting documents:

  • Doctor’s certification that the care recipient lacks mental capacity OR court order of deputy appointment OR recent medical report stating that the care recipient lacks mental capacity; and
  • Copy of bank book or statement IF you are nominating an account belonging to a deputy or trustee of the care recipient.

Additional guidance for care recipient below age 21

The care recipient’s parent or legal guardian^ may make this application on behalf of the care recipient.

​^Legal guardia​n refers to a person who has been lawfully appointed in accordance with the Guardianship of Infants Act (Cap. 122).​


AIC requires the input of the NRIC ​​issue date for ver​ification purposes.



You can login with your SingPass on eFASS and navigate to “Manage My Schemes” > “Change in Scheme Details”.

If you are changing the nominated bank account on behalf of a care recipient who lacks mental capacity, you will need to submit a Mental Incapacity Certification​ if you have not done so before. Please refer to Additional Guidance​ for mo​re information.

Do keep a copy of the application documents for your own reference.

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