Introduction to Pioneer Generation Disability Assistance Scheme
The Pioneer Generation Disability Assistance Scheme (PioneerDAS) is part of the Pioneer Generation Package, which honours what Singapore’s Pioneers have done for the country. Under this scheme, Pioneers who have disabilities can receive $100 a month, which they can use for expenses.
How to Qualify
To be eligible for PioneerDAS, the care recipient must meet the following criteria:
Must be a Pioneer
To check the Care Recipient’s Pioneer status, consider using the following:
- LifeSG App: Pioneers can view their Pioneer Generation (PG) e-card after logging in. Download the LifeSG app: Android, iOS.
- Singpass Mobile App: Seniors may log on to their SingPass mobile app to view their eligibility status.
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Requires Assistance with Activities of Daily Living
Always requires some assistance with at least three of the six Activities of Daily Living. These six activities are:
How to Apply
Undergo disability assessment
Visit a General Practitioner (GP) or arrange with your care provider to obtain a Functional Assessment Report (FAR). The cost of an assessment may vary. Please contact your preferred assessor for more information.
Note: If you are also applying for severe disability schemes such as IDAPE/ElderFund, CareShield Life and MediSave Care, you do not need to obtain the FAR. Instead, contact an MOH-accredited severe disability assessor to undergo a disability assessment.
Video Guide on eFASS Application Portal
After the application is submitted
We are currently experiencing a high volume of applications. During this period, we may take up to six weeks to process your online application. We will inform you of the outcome in writing by mail. 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 payouts will be reflected as “PGP” in your bank statement.
Please contact AIC at 1800-650-6060 if you require any assistance.
For Existing Scheme Recipients
- 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.
- If you are changing the care recipient’s payee to a nursing home that the care recipient is residing in, please approach the nursing home for assistance.
- If you wish to opt-out from receiving PioneerDAS payouts, please login with your Singpass on the eFASS. Go to “Manage My Schemes” > “Change in Scheme Details”.
- If you are unable to update scheme details or opt out of scheme using the eFASS, please email us at email@example.com, 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have questions about the Pioneer Generation Disability Assistance Scheme? We may have the answer here.
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 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 the 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.
AIC requires the input of the NRIC issue date for verification 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 more information.
If you are nominating a nursing home to receive the payouts, please approach the nursing home to help you submit the Change in Application Details Form to AIC.
Do keep a copy of the application documents for your own reference.
No action is required
- If you are currently receiving HCG, IDAPE, or ElderShield payouts, you will be automatically included for PioneerDAS if you meet all the eligibility criteria.
- You will receive a letter from AIC to inform you of the payout start date within three months by post.
- PioneerDAS payout will be credited into the same bank account that you have nominated to receive the above payouts.
Following month upon PioneerDAS auto-inclusion
AIC will deposit the payout into the nominated bank account by the end of every month. If you do not receive the payout by the end of every month, please inform us immediately.