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 3 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).
These are the criteria to qualify for HCG:
Care Recipient always requires some assistance with at least 3 of the 6 Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) as shown below:
Long Term Care Schemes Guide & Application Form and go through the
Terms and Conditions.
Should the care recipient lack mental capacity, please go through this Additional Guidance.
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.
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.]
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
You can also e-mail these documents to
firstname.lastname@example.org, or submit them at any of our AIC Links located
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.
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.
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.
How do I apply for the Home Caregiving Grant?
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 another 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
Doctor’s certification for mental incapacity is only valid for six months, unless stated permanent.
2. Please submit the following additional supporting documents:
The care recipient’s parent or legal guardian^ may make this application on behalf of the care recipient.
^Legal guardian refers to a person who has been lawfully appointed in accordance with the Guardianship of Infants Act (Cap. 122).
Why do I need the NRIC issue date? How do I find the NRIC issue date?
How do I ensure that my Functional Assessment Report (FAR) is completed?
How do I change my HCG nominated bank account?
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 more information.
Do keep a copy of the application documents for your own reference.
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