Seniors’ Mobility and Enabling Fund

The Seniors’ Mobility and Enabling Fund (SMF) extends subsidies to the elderly in Singapore to help them stay mobile and independent within the community.

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If you or your loved ones are 60 years old and above, and require the help of assistive devices and caregiving services to stay mobile and independent, then the Seniors’ Mobility and Enabling Fund (SMF) can help.

Read on to find out how this financial scheme supports the elderly in Singapore.


What is the Seniors’ Mobility and Enabling Fund? 

The SMF is a financial scheme by the Agency for Integrated Care that provides Singaporean seniors with subsidies to help them live indepedently within the community and support caregivers who are caring for seniors at home. 

Under the SMF, seniors can enjoy subsidies for assistive devices, home healthcare items, or specialised transport, as listed below:
• Assistive devices: this refers to items that help an elderly person to move around, such as walking sticks, wheelchairs and pushchairs. It also includes devices that an elderly person may need at home, such as commodes, pressure relief cushions and hospital beds as well as spectacles and hearing aids
• Home healthcare items: frail seniors who can stay in nursing homes but choose to stay at home with the support of home healthcare services in their community may access subsidies that defray the costs of catheters, milk supplements, thickeners, adult diapers, nasal tubing and wound dressings


Who is Eligible for the Seniors’ Mobility and Enabling Fund?

All Singaporeans aged 60 and above, who meet the following requirements, are eligible for subsidies under the SMF.

To get subsidies for:

Assistive Devices

1. You must be a Singapore citizen aged 60 and older
2. You must pass a means-test under the Ministry of Health’s Intermediate and Long-Term Care (ILTC) non-residential framework
3. The monthly household income must not exceed $2,000 per person. For households with no income, the Annual Value (AV) of residence reflected on the recipient’s NRIC must be $13,000 and below 
4. You must be assessed by a qualified assessor (such as a fully registered therapist, registered nurse or doctor and optometrist and certified audiologist) on the type of devices required
5. This must be the first time you are making claims under the Assistive Devices category

Home Healthcare Items

1. You must be a Singapore citizen aged 60 and older
2. You must pass a means-test under the Ministry of Health’s ILTC non-residential framework
3. Your monthly household income must not exceed $2,000 per person. For households with no income, the Annual Value (AV) of residence reflected on the recipient’s NRIC must be $13,000 and below 
4. You must be receiving healthcare services at home, such as home nursing or home medical service, or at the Singapore Programme for Integrated Care for the Elderly (SPICE) Centre
5. You must undergo assessments to determine the need for and type of healthcare items required
6. You must not be receiving subsidies for the same items currently

How to Apply for the Seniors’ Mobility and Enabling Fund
More information on how to apply for subsidies under SMF can be found here

If you have more questions, you may:
Send us an e-mail
Call our customer care officers at Singapore Silver Line: 1800 650 6060 
Visit the nearest AICare Link branch

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