A Guide to the Subsidies for Caring for the Elderly in Singapore


In this 8-part guide, you will find all the eldercare subsidies and schemes in Singapore categorised according to your parent’s needs. We also included a special section featuring schemes specifically for Pioneers (citizens born on/before 1949).


Get in-depth information regarding these subsidies by clicking on any of the categories below.


For the elderly to remain mobile and independent

  • Seniors’ Mobility and Enabling Fund
  • PAssion Silver Concession Card

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To reduce rising medical costs

  • Eldershield
  • Interim Disability Assistance Programme for the Elderly (IDAPE)
  • Medical Fee Exemption Card (MFEC)
  • Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS)
  • Medisave
  • Flexi-Medisave
  • Medishield Life
  • Medifund

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To improve ongoing care

  • Intermediate Long-Term Care (ILTC) Subsidy
  • Caregiver Training Grant (CTG)

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To hire a Foreign Domestic Worker (FDW)

  • Foreign Domestic Worker (FDW) Grant
  • Foreign Domestic Worker (FDW) Levy Concession

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To improve comfort and retirement income

  • Lease Buyback Scheme (LBS)
  • Silver Housing Bonus (SHB)
  • 2-Room Flexi Scheme

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To make your parents’ HDB flat more elder-safe

  • Enhancement for Active Seniors (EASE)

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To supplement your parents’ retirement income

  • ComCare Long-Term Assistance (Public Assistance)
  • Silver Support Scheme

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Specially for Pioneers

  • Pioneer Generation Package
  • Pioneer Generation Disability Assistance Scheme (PioneerDAS)
  • Medifund Silver

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