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Learn about IDAPE, a senior mobility fund for Singaporeans with a disability not eligible for ElderShield when it was launched.
The elderly care assistance scheme IDAPE is a seniors mobility and enabling fund that was set up in 2002 for a small group of seniors who were not eligible for ElderShield at the time, because they were too old or had pre-existing disabilities.
If these seniors develop severe disability, they can receive $150 or $250 monthly cash payout (depending on their financial circumstances) for up to 72 months under this scheme.
There is no restriction on how the payments should be used, as long as they are used for the care of the disabled IDAPE claimant. For example, you can use the payment for the following:
You may nominate yourself, a caregiver who is 21 years old and above, or a nursing home that you are residing in to receive your IDAPE payment.
Related: Everything You Need to Know About ElderShield
If you are applying for IDAPE for elderly care in Singapore, you must meet the following criteria:
Household Monthly Income per Person
Monthly Cash Benefits
*For household with no income, annual value (AV) of property must be ≤ $13,000
You must be:
You must be unable to perform three or more of the six activities of daily living, and certified by an approved assessor. These six activities are:
You must be a Singapore citizen and living in Singapore.
To apply for this scheme, please visit the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) Singapore website — IDAPE.
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This article was last reviewed on
Friday, December 13, 2019
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