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Seniors' Mobility and Enabling Fund (SMF)

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Introduction to Seniors' Mobility and Enabling Fund

The Seniors' Mobility and Enabling Fund (SMF) provides holistic support for seniors to age in place within the community by extending subsidies to Singaporean seniors:

  • ​Requiring mobility and assistive devices for daily independent living and to remain ambulant in the community​

  • Receiving government funded home care and care within the community, needing home healthcare items for their care

1. End of device's life-span will correspond to the device category's Black-out period.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions about SMF? We may have the answer here.

If you are a needy Singaporean aged 60 years and above, you can apply. You need to go through a financial assessment.

You also need to go for a clinical needs assessment to find out the types of mobility aids suitable for you before the assessor prescribe the devices.

You must not be concurrently receiving (or apply for) any other public or private grants/subsidies that exceed ​the amount of co-payment by you under the SMF scheme for the device(s) you are applying for under SMF.

Seniors and persons with disabilities will be served under one scheme throughout their lifetime. If the individual has tapped on ATF (2)​ before the age of 60, they will continue to be served by ATF throughout their lifetime. On the other hand, if the individual has not tapped on ATF subsidies before the age of 60, they would be served by SMF throughout their lifetime.

​Individuals can approach their care provider, e.g. hospitals, community care organisations, social service agencies, to enquire about their eligibility for the schemes. They may also approach the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) or SG Enable (SGE) if they are not currently receiving support from any care provider.

(​2): The Assistive Technology Fund (ATF)​ Provides subsidies for persons with disabilities (PWDs) to purchase the assistive technology devices to enable independent living.

Some seniors and persons with disabilities may have received subsidies from both SMF and ATF (2) to meet their needs. With the policy changes for both SMF and ATF schemes from 14 Feb 2022, both schemes will adopt a more citizen-centric approach where seniors and persons with disabilities would be served under just one scheme and agency throughout their lifetime. As such, individuals would not need to navigate between schemes, reducing confusion.

(2): The Assistive Technology Fund (ATF)​ Provides subsidies for persons with disabilities (PWDs) to purchase the assistive technology devices to enable independent living.

You must pass means-test under Ministry of Health's SMF Assistive Device or Consumables Subsidy ​ framework. Your household monthly income per person of $2,000 and below OR Annual Value (AV) of residence reflected on NRIC of $13,000 and below for households with no income.

If you have upcoming appointments with any hospitals, day rehabilitation centre, senior care centre or Active Aging Centres etc, the easiest way is for you to approach them for assistance as they are familiar with your medical history. The institution/therapists may go on to conduct an assessment to and order the device for your once the application is approved.

Click here for the full details on applying for SMF subsidies for Assistive Devices.

You can also contact AIC for referral if you are not known to any hospitals or care providers.

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What is the funding amount?

You will get up to 90% subsidy for the cost of the mobility aid or 90% of the maximum device subsidy cap, whichever is lower.

You can use SMF subsidies for the following types of devices:

  • Walking aids
  • Basic wheelchair / pushchair
  • Motorised wheelchair / scooter
  • Pressure relief cushion
  • Pressure relief mattress
  • Commode / shower chair
  • Geriatric chair
  • Hospital bed
  • Special equipment such as oxygen concentrator, suction pump or transfer board
  • Spectacles
  • Hearing aids
  • Motorised wheelchair replacement battery
  • Customised and specialised devices such as
    • Manual/motorised wheelchairs with customisations or modifications on arm rest
    • Prosthesis / orthosis
    • ​Vision and reading aids
You can use SMF subsidies for the following types of home healthcare items:

• Adult diapers 
• Catheters and catheter set 
• Milk feeds 
• Nasal tubing 
• Nasogastric tubes and pH indication test strips 
• Thickeners 
• Wound dressings

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