SECTION 7  ELDERLY                                                        
Scheme Name / Administered by Objective Eligibility To Apply / Further Information  Remarks                          
    Citizenship Gender Ethnicity Religion Married  Children/student Age Income Disability Residence/location Own/rent Miscellaneous                              
The Wan Boo Sow Charity Fund/ NCSS The Fund is provided by the W an Boo Sow Charity Fund Limited. The objective of the fund is to provide financial assistance to needy students studying in polytechnics, persons with disability, and homebound elderly.
 
 The Fund provides financial assistance to persons in the following categories:
 
 „ Able-bodied students from single parent families for their education expenses in a polytechnic. Exception can be considered for students pursuing GCE 'O' Level
 
 „ Persons with disability for their expenses on education, medical needs, therapy, transport, and purchase of assistive equipment
 
 „ Homebound frail seniors for their expenses on personal care, meals, housekeeping, laundry and escort services.
Applicants should be Singapore Citizens and referred by a VWO or a medical social work department in a hospital. Referring VWOs / hospitals need to provide social report and supporting documents to justify the application               „ The percentage of subsidy is
tiered based on monthly per capita household income and capped at maximum of $5,000 per annum
„ Applicant should be from low- income families, that is, families with monthly per capita household income less than $1,300,
     



Applications should be made through a VWO. Referring agencies must ensure and verify that all information
 provided is true and correct.
 
 
 For enquiries, please contact:
 
 Tel: 6210 2677
 
 Email: michelle_lim@ ncss.gov.sg

For more information and application forms please visit: 

https://www.ncss.gov.sg/GatewayPages/Voluntary-Welfare-Organisations/Funding,-Schemes-and-Common-Services/Funding/Other-Funds-Administered-by-NCSS/The-Wan-Boo-Sow-Charity-Fund
Previous website link did not exist , information is correct based on the current web link                          
HomeCare/ various VWOs Home Care provides a variety of options to care for elderly at home. There are 7 different categories of Home Care Services available
 
 - Home Personal Care
 - Meals on Wheels
 - Medical Escort and Transport
 - Home Therapy
 - Home Nursing
 - Home Medical
 - Hospice Home Care
 
 
 
 From 1 April 2016, the services under Senior Home Care can be found under 3 of the 7 different Home Care categories:
 -Home Personal Care
 -Meals-On-Wheels
 -Medical Escort and Transport (MET)
            Applicants will need to Get a referral from a hospital or polyclinic that your elderly visits, or community touchpoints like your nearby Social Service Offices (SSOs) and AICare Links.           For more information:
 
 Visit:
 AICare Link@ Maxwell
 
 7 Maxwell Road #04-01
 MND Complex Annex B
 Singapore 069111
 Above Amoy Street Food Centre
 
 Operating Hours:
 Mondays to Fridays
 8.30 am to 5.30 pm
 Closed on weekends and public holidays
 
 
 Call the Singapore Silver Line at
 1800-650-6060 :
 8.30am –  8.30pm (Mon to Fri)
 8.30am – 4.00pm (Sat)
 
 Or email: enquiries@aic.sg

For more information, please visit www.silverpages.sg > Care Services > Home Care

For more information please visit:  http://www.sgenable.sg/
Senior Home Care has been split and are now under the categories of Home Care by silver pages. There 7 different categories under home care, so we may need to look into this in detail.

AlCare Hub at City Square Mall has relocated to this Maxwell Road address

Old Weblink no longer available, Home Care does not have a weblink, but you can find the different categories from the silverpages main website.SG Enable has a different Home Care Service available, with different criteria and eligibility.. Should we include this as well? 
                         
CaregiversTraining Grant /Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) The Caregivers Training Grant
 (CTG) allows you to tap on an annual
 $200 subsidy to attend approved training courses to better care for your loved ones.
 
 Note: The amount of $200 is allocated to each care recipient every financial year (starting from April to March the following year). For example, if there are two caregivers caring for one care recipient, the total grant eligible is
 $200 per year and not $400, as there is only one care recipient. However, if you care for two eligible loved ones, you can tap on $400 worth of training subsidy.
 „Be a Singapore Citizen or  Permanent Resident           „Be aged 65 and above OR    has a disability as certified by a Singapore-registered doctor      The caregiver must:
 „Be the main caregiver looking after your loved one. Caregivers may be family members or foreign domestic workers
 
 
 „Complete the CTG-training course and receive a certificate of attendance (if any)
For more information:
 
 Visit:
 AICare Link @ Maxwell
 
 7 Maxwell Road #04-01
 MND Complex Annex B
 Singapore 069111
 Above Amoy Street Food Centre
 
 Operating Hours:
 Mondays to Fridays
 8.30 am to 5.30 pm
 Closed on weekends and public holidays
 
 (To Note: There are 6 AlCare Link centres available, addresses are on the weblink below)
 
 Call the Singapore Silver Line at
 1800-650-6060:
 8.30am – 8.30pm (Mon to Fri)
 8.30am – 4.00pm (Sat)
 
 Or email:enquiries@aic.sg

For more information and application forms, please visit  www.silverpages.sg/CTG
Silver pages Links are up to date

Alcare Hub has relocated to maxwell
                         
Pioneer Generation Disability Assistance Scheme(PioneerDAS) /Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) The Pioneer Generation Disability Assistance Scheme (PioneerDAS) provides $100 a month to help Pioneers with their care needs.
 
 
 
                      The care recipient must:
 
 „Be a Pioneer living in Singapore, born before 1950 and became a Singapore citizen before 1987
 
 „Permanently need help in at least three Activities of Daily Living (ADL)
 These include
 - Bathing
 - Dressing
 - Feeding
 - Toileting
 - Mobility
 - Transferring
For more information:
 
 Visit:
 AICare Link @ Maxwell
 
 7 Maxwell Road #04-01
 MND Complex Annex B
 Singapore 069111
 Above Amoy Street Food Centre
 
 Operating Hours:
 Mondays to Fridays
 8.30 am to 5.30 pm
 Closed on weekends and public holidays
 
 (To Note: There are 6 AlCare Link centres available, addresses are on the weblink below)
 
 Call the Singapore Silver Line at
 1800-650-6060:
 
 8.30am – 8.30pm (Mon to Fri)
 
 8.30am – 4.00pm (Sat)
 Or email:enquiries@aic.sg
 or
 apply@aic.sg


For more information and application forms, please visit  www.silverpages.sg/pioneerDAS
                           
ElderCareTrust/ NTUC ElderCare ElderCare Trust was first set up in
 1999 by NTUC ElderCare with an objective to establish, support and promote the material, emotional, psychological and physical welfare of the elderly.
              „Applicant with a monthly per capita income below $1,000 may apply for subsidy from ElderCare Trust.         Application forms are available at the Day Care Centres.
 Forms must be accompanied with supporting documents
 such as income tax, pay slips or declarations of the immediate family members.

For more information, please visit:
http://ageinggracefully.asia/project/ntuc-elder-trust/
Information is correct based on website, however more information can be found through an ntuc portal (which requires login password). No other contact details seem to be available.                          
Interim Disability AssistanceProgramme for the Elderly (IDAPE) /Agency for Integrated Care IDAPE is a government assistance scheme to provide financial help to needy Singapore Citizens who become disabled and need some cash to cope with expenses.
 IDAPE is for Singapore Citizens who
 are not eligible for ElderShield because of their age or pre-existing disabilities.
 
 Eligible applicants - IDAPE will provide $150 or $250 a month, for a maximum period of 72 months. $250 for applicants with Per Capita Household Monthly Income $0-$1800, and $150 for those with Per Capita Household Monthly income $1801 - $2600.
DAPE is for Singapore Citizens:          
 „A Singapore citizen born before 30 September 1932 OR born between 1 October 1932 and 30 September 1962 (both dates inclusive) whoare unable to join ElderShield at its launch in September 2002 due to pre-existing disabilities
„Your per capita household monthly income is $2,600 or less OR for households with no income and living in a residence with Annual Value of $13,000 and below.       I
 
 
 
 „Unable to perform 3 or more of the
 6 Activities of Daily Living (washing, feeding, dressing, toileting, mobility and transferring)
 
 
For enquiries:

 Call the Singapore Silver Line at
 1800-650- 6060:

 8.30am – 8.30pm (Mon to Fri)
 
 8.30am – 4.00pm (Sat)

 email
 enquiries@aic.sg or apply@aic.sg


For more information and application forms please visit:
https://www.silverpages.sg/idape

https://www.moh.gov.sg/content/moh_web/home/costs_and_financing/schemes_subsidies/Interim_Disability_Assistance_Programme_For_The_Elderly.html
This programme as of web updates December 2015/ early 2016 is administered by the Agency for Integrated Care and featured on Silver Pages.                          
Home Care Assist Programme / Home Nursing Foundation                             Called up HNF - they do not know of the existence of such a scheme                          
SECTION 8 MEDICAL BILLS ASSISTANCE                                                        
SubsidyFramework for Intermediate and Long-Term Care (ILTC)/Ministry of
 Health (MOH)
To provide subsidies to needy people seeking treatment/care in Intermediate to Long -term Care (ILTC) institution. (Persons who need further care and treatment after being discharged from an acute hospital as well as community-dwelling elderly who may be frail and need supervision or assistance with their activities of daily living.) Singapore Citizen or Singapore
 Permanent Resident
                   
 
- Meet the admission criteria of the ILTC services required
- Are receiving care from MOH-funded service providers
 
- Level of subsidy dependant on family size and income, or annual place of residence for households with no income (means testing)
Subsidy frameworks and more information can be found at

https://www.moh.gov.sg/content/moh_web/home/costs_and_financing/schemes_subsidies/subsidies_for_government_funded_ILTC_services.html   (Updated 1 July 2015) 

 Apply: Approach the staff of the Restructured Hospital or the staff of a MOH-funded ILTC service provider and complete a means test declaration form (found in link above)
                           
MedifundScheme /Ministry of Health (MOH) Medifund is an endowment fund set up by the Government as a safety net to help poor and indigent Singaporeans pay for their medical care.
 
 Singapore Citizens who are unable to pay for their medical treatment in approved hospitals and medical institutions on or after 1 April 1993, either by themselves or with the help of their family, can benefit from Medifund.
 „ Is a Singapore citizen;             
 „ Is a subsidised patient;
      A patient who fulfils all of the following requirements may apply for Medifund assistance:



 „ Has received treatment from a Medifund-approved institution

 „ Patient and family have financial difficulties paying for his healthcare bills despite receiving Government subsidies and drawing on other means of payments including MediShield Life/Integrated Plans, Medisave and cash.

- Applicable only to Class B2 and C wards
Approach the staff from the medical institution or welfare assistance officers.

For more information please visit: https://www.moh.gov.sg/content/moh_web/home/costs_and_financing/schemes_subsidies/Medifund.html (updated 4 Nov 2015)
                           
Home Care Assist /Changi General Hospital To help needy ill or bed-bound patients who have been discharged from hospitals with a range of services which include provision for homecare items and home modification.               „Person must be currently staying at home and meet the conditions of a means test         To enquire please call Medical Social Services
 Tel: 6850 2875 or 6850 2879
 
 Fax:
 67844984
 
 Application form can be found at Medical Social Services (CGH) or at
 http://www.easternhealth.sg/Pages/How-HomeCare-Assist-Helps.aspx
Alot of our information seems to be from ageing gracefully asia website - which seems to be outdated                          
General Assistance Fund (Healthcare) / Northeast CDC                           Rachel: for General Assistance Fund under section 8 and section 9 I called North East CDC and am awaiting an anwer as no other info can be found online
reply from north east cdc - probably no longer exists, the only financial schemes available are under the social service sector and sometimes they get 'we care' from north east cdc to help. 
                         
  Provide free eye screening and eyewear vouchers for residents of the South West District.  „ Singapore Citizen            
 „ Total gross household income is below $1,800.
    „ South West District
 Residents

 
 
Vouchers are available at neighborhood Meet the People sessions. (MPS)
 
 For enquiries, please contact::
 
 South West CDC(Service Centre)
 The JTC Summit
 8 Jurong Town
 Hall Road
 #03-11
 Singapore
 609434
 
 Tel: 6316 1616
 Fax: 6316 7251

For more information, please visit:www.southwestcdc.org.sg
                           
CommunityHealth Assist Scheme (CHAS)
 /
 
 Agency for Integrated Care (AIC)
The Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) provides lower to middle income Singaporeans of all ages with healthcare subsidies at participating General Practitioners (GPs) and dental clinics island-wide.
 
 
 Singapore Citizens who qualify for CHAS will receive an individual blue or orange Health Assist card. Health Assist cardholders will also enjoy subsidised referrals to Specialist Outpatient Clinics (SOCs) located at Public Hospitals or National Dental Centre when required.
„ Singapore Citizens            „ All ages can qualify
 „For households with income, the household monthly income per person must be $1,800 and below^.
 For households with no income,
 the Annual Value (AV) of residence as reflected on the NRIC must be
 $21,000 and below^^.
 
 ^Household monthly income per person is the total gross household monthly income divided by total number of family members living together. Gross monthly income refers to your basic income, overtime pay, allowances, cash awards, commissions and bonuses.
 
 ^^ AV is the estimated annual rent of your residence if it is rented out. An AV of up to $21,000 will cover all HDB flats and some lower-value private residences.
      The following persons are eligible for
 CHAS:
 

 
 Members of the public who are on Public Assistance (PA) scheme do not need to apply as they are already eligible for CHAS.
For enquiries, please call:
 
 CHAS hotline
 1800-275-2427from Mon – Fri (8.30am –
 6.00pm),excluding Public Holidays
 
 Applicationforms are available from:
 
 „ Public
 Hospitals
 
 „ Polyclinics
 
 „ CommunityCentres or Clubs (CC)
 
 „ Community Development Council (CDC)
 
 „ CHAS
 website
 
 www.chas.sg
                           
Medical Fee
 Exemption
 Card (MFEC)
To provide free medical and hospitalisation treatment at government/ restructured hospitals polyclinics, national speciality centres for needy residents of sheltered and disability homes, for certain approved intermediate and longterm care services „Singapore Citizens or Singapore  Permanent Residents or stateless person with documents from ICA toprove you are not an illegal immigrant.            
 „Those whose savings are $6000 or less and have a monthly per capita income of less than $700.
 
 „Staying in:
 an MOH-funded VWO nursing home, chronic sick hospital, or inpatient hospice; OR
 a private nursing home under the portable subsidy scheme and means-tested
 

 
 
Application is available through the medical social worker at the institution the resident is staying in..
 
 
 For more information, Call the Singapore Silver Line at
 1800-650-
 6060:
 
 For more information:
 https://www.silverpages.sg/financial-assistance/Medical%20Fee%20Exemption%20Card%20(MFEC)
Now found on singapore silver pages                           
  Subsidy for the needy/ National Kidney Foundation               Means test to determine need       To ensure that only needy patients are admitted into the NKF's dialysis programme, which is heavily supported by public donations, all applicants will undergo financial assessment through a comprehensive means test.
 
 Under the NKF's co-payment scheme, patients and their families pay a part of the treatment cost with the NKF providing high subsidies from public donations. This is based on the philosophy of shared responsibility and is aimed at maintaining the viability of the NKF's dialysis programme.
The NKF will carefully consider each individual applicant's family,
 „ his/her financial and social circumstances,
 „ his/her medical condition,
 „ and his/her suitability for satellite-based haemodialysis treatment
 Before admission into the NKF
 Dialysis Programme.
For further enquiries, to call the NKF Admission Hotline 6506
 2187 or email us at nkfapplication@nkfs.org to request for application kits to be sent to you via post, email or fax.

For further enquires, please visit http://www.nkfs.org/dc_subsidy-for-the-needy.html
                         
Patient Welfare Fund / ParkinsonÕs Society Singapore                             Contact person on course - call back on thursday 1 September                          
SECTION 9 TRANSPORT ASSISTANCE                                                        
Scheme Name/ Administered by Objective                       Eligibility To Apply/ Further information Remarks                          
Workfare Transport Concession Scheme (WTCS) / Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Manpower, Ministry of Social and Family Development Under the new Workfare Transport Concession Scheme (WTCS), LWWs under the Workfare Income Supplement (WIS) scheme1 will enjoy 15% discount off adult fares. This scheme is intended to help Lower Wage Workers (LWWs) who depend on public transport for work, and to pursue better job and training opportunities further away from their homes.  a) Be a Singapore citizen;            b) Be aged 35 years and above;                                                   The concession scheme is applicable for individuals below 60 years old, who are recipients of the WIS payment from 1 December 2013.

WIS recipients who are 60 years old and above would already be eligible for the Senior Citizen concession scheme, which provides higher concessions than the WTCS.
c) Earn an average gross monthly income of not more than $1,900; 

g) If married,
(i) He/she and his/her spouse together do not own two or more properties; and
(ii) The assessable income of his/her spouse does not exceed $70,000.
d) Work at least two months in any three-month period;
  e) Be staying in a property with an annual value not exceeding $13,000;
f) Not own two or more properties; and
  With effect from 2014, LWWs can qualify for the WTCS if they receive WIS. To qualify for WIS, a worker must meet the following criteria:


Employees are automatically paid WIS every quarter based on their monthly CPF contributions. Self-Employed Persons (SEPs) will need to declare their net trade income and make Medisave payments to receive their WIS annually. Those who qualify for WIS will be notified of their WIS payments. 
If you are eligible before 6 July 2014, you will receive an individual application
package informing you of your eligibility, details of the scheme, and how to apply for the Workfare Transport concession card.

If you become eligible on or after 6 July 2014, you will receive general information from CPF Board about the scheme and how to apply. 
Co-run by Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Manpower and Ministry of Social and Family Development - original document indicated only MOT                          
Interim assistance - Workfare Transport Concession Scheme (WTCS) / Ministry of Transport Interim financial assistance will be provided to eligible LWWs and PWDs2 to help defray the increase in their travel expenditure over three months from the implementation of the revised fares to the day before the two new concessionary schemes take effect, i.e. from 6 April 2014 to 5 July 2014. Eligible LWWs and PWDs will be issued transport vouchers of $30 and $80 value respectively, and will be informed about this in the same letter advising them about their eligibility for the new concession schemes.                       Individuals who are eligible before 6 July 2014 will be provided with interim financial assistance of $30 to help defray your travel expenditure over three months from the implementation of the revised fares to the day before the two new concessionary schemes take effect, i.e. from 6 April 2014 to 5 July 2014. You will be informed about this in the same letter advising you about your eligibility for the new concession scheme.  Details on how to claim the interim assistance will be sent   together   with the application packages inviting eligible              W IS recipients   to  apply for the new Concession Card Co-run by Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Manpower and Ministry of Social and Family Development - original document indicated only MOT                          
Persons with Disabilities Fare Concession Scheme / Ministry of Transport Under the new PWD fare concession scheme, PWDs will enjoy 25% discount off adult fares and will not have to pay additional fares for distances beyond 7.2km. On top of this, PWDs can opt to buy a Monthly Concession Pass with unlimited bus and train rides at $60 per month. (Please refer to Annex B for the eligibility criteria for the PWD fare concession scheme.)  Singaporean Citizens and Permanent Residents,           Persons aged less than 60 years of age [Note – those aged 60 and above should apply for the Senior Citizen Concession Card instead],   beneficiaries of existing disability schemes and services and members (with permanent disability) of relevant Voluntary Welfare Organisations (VWOs); or
b.        Attended Special Education (SPED) schools operated by a VWO; or
c.        Certified by a medical practitioner to have a permanent disability of one or more of the following:
 

i.        A physical disability; or
ii.        A visual impairment; or
iii.        A hearing impairment; or
iv.        Autism Spectrum Disorder; or
v.        Intellectual Disability
 

If you are currently holding a        Eligible to apply for PWD Concession card?
Workfare Transport Concession Card        Conditions apply*
Polytechnic Student Concession Card         Yes
 Tertiary Student Concession Card        Yes
NSF Concession Card        Yes 
    a.        Are
 Any other Concession Card not stated above        No
*You can only hold either the Workfare Transport concession card (WTCS) or PWD concession card. However, you are encouraged to hold the PWD concession card as it offers better concession benefits.
Apply through SG Enable

Or

Eligible applicants, i.e. beneficiaries of existing disability schemes and services and members (with permanent disability) of relevant VWOs, may proceed to apply HERE or download TransitLink Mobile Services app to complete the relevant online application form, and submit your photograph and copy of NRIC.
Download links: Apple Appstore | Google Play

Alternatively, eligible applicants may apply at any TransitLink Ticket Office with a colour passport-sized photograph taken within the last 3 months against a white background and their NRIC.

For applicants who were issued physical hardcopy forms and Business Reply Envelopes between April to July 2014, please note that the Business Reply Service has been terminated since April 2016. You may apply via the channels as stated above.

For existing WTCS card holders who wish to switch their card to a PWD concession card, please note that you can only do so at TransitLink Concession Card Replacement Offices. Kindly bring along your current WTCS card and original NRIC. If you would like a proxy to help apply for the card, they will need to present their own original NRIC. The WTCS card will be retained and any remaining value in the card will be refunded to you in cash.
Co-run by Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Manpower and Ministry of Social and Family Development - original document indicated only MOT                          
VWO Transport Subsidies / SG Enable Support for persons with disabilities who need to take
dedicated transport provided by Voluntary Welfare
Organisations (VWOs) to access school and
care services.

Up to 80% subsidy for transport fees

Subsidy amounts will depend on:

Whether applicants are Singapore Citizen or
Permanent Residents
Per capita monthly household income (PCI)
Whether applicants are wheelchair users or ambulant
Singapore citizen or PR             From families with a per capita
monthly household income of
$2,600 and below Singapore
Citizens, or $1,800 and below
for Permanent Residents.
Persons with disabilities attending
Early Intervention Programme for
Infants and Children (EIPIC),
Day Activity Centres, Sheltered
Workshops or Special Education
(SPED) schools where transport
services are provided by VWOs.
   
Apply through VWOs where person with
disabilities is receiving services or attending
programmes.
All applicants will have to complete the
Means-Test Declaration Form
Students with disabilities attending
mainstream schools may apply by
submitting the Application Form to SG
Enable. They will have to provide one of the
following supporting documents indicating a
permanent disability:

a) Latest doctorÕs memorandum; or
b) Verification from VWOs providing
disability programmes and services,
indicating that they are persons with
permanent disabilities affiliated with the
VWO (VWOs can use the
VWO Verification Form (VWO-TS) for this
purpose); or
c) Functional Assessment Report
endorsed by a General Practitioner
(for persons with physical disability who
have not been assessed before). This is
a common report that can be used
across a number of schemes, and need
only be filled once for all schemes.

Functional Assessment Report
(English & Chinese)
Functional Assessment Report (Malay)
Functional Assessment Report (Tamil)
Mean-Test Declaration Form:
https://www.moh.gov.sg/content/dam/moh_web/Forms/Means-Test%20Declaration%20Form(Aug%202015).pdf

Application for to SG Enable:
https://www.sgenable.sg/uploads/VWOTS%20-%20Application%20Form.pdf

VWO Verification form:
https://www.sgenable.sg/uploads/VWOTS%20-%20VWO%20Verification%20Form.pdf

Functional Assessment report (English and Mandarin; Malay; Tamil)
https://www.sgenable.sg/uploads/2014/01/Functional-Assessment-Report-Eng-Chinese.pdf
https://www.sgenable.sg/uploads/2014/01/Functional-Assessment-Report-Malay.pdf
https://www.sgenable.sg/uploads/2014/01/Functional-Assessment-Report-Tamil.pdf
                         
Dedicated Northeast Ambulance Service / Northeast CDC he programme aims to provide subsidised ambulance transport service for needy resident who are wheelchair or bed bound to attend their scheduled medical or dialysis appointments. With the increasing cost of ambulance transport services, needy residents who are scheduled to medical or dialysis appointments often do not attend their scheduled appointments faithfully due to financial constraints in engaging an ambulance transport. To avoid needy residents from skipping their medical appointments, subsidised ambulance transport is introduced to assist the residents to lower their cost in transport expenses. Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident            Lower income group living within the North East district who are immobile, disabled or elderly, and needs to visit medical institutions for medical appointments (i.e. within the North East district)   Lower income group living within the North East district who are immobile, disabled or elderly, and needs to visit medical institutions for medical appointments (i.e. within the North East district) living within Northeast CDC District  

To apply, please approach the respective PGE location listed on the website or contact NECDC to make an appointment.

North East CDC
300 Tampines
Avenue 5 #06-01
NTUC Income Tampines Junction Singapore 529653

Tel: 64244000
Fax :64244077
                           
General Assistance Fund (Transport) / North East CDC -                       - - No longer listed on website/ e-citizen.gov

Rachel: for General Assistance Fund under section 8 and section 9 I called North East CDC and am awaiting an anwer as no other info can be found online
reply from north east cdc - probably no longer exists, the only financial schemes available are under the social service sector and sometimes they get 'we care' from north east cdc to help.
                         
Taxi Subsidy Scheme / SG Enable Persons with disabilities can apply for up to 50% subsidy for taxi fares, which will be reimbursed monthly to a designated bank account. Approved applicants will be issued a personalised EZ-Link card to pay for the taxi fares.

The subsidy amounts will depend on:

Whether applicants are Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents
Per capita monthly household income (PCI)
Distance travelled from home to school or work

The Taxi Subsidy Scheme aims to defray transportation costs for persons with disabilities who are only able to travel by taxi for school and work.

The VWO Transport Subsidies, on the other hand, aim to assist Persons with Disabilities who regularly use dedicated transport services provided by VWOs.

You may qualify for more than one transport assistance scheme if you meet the eligibility criteria of the respective schemes.

The Public Transport Concession Card issued by LTA, is used solely for public transport, i.e. bus and MRT.

The Taxi Subsidy Scheme Card, which is an EZ-Link Card, on the other hand, is issued by SG Enable.

The subsidy amount will vary for each individual, depending on their means test, citizenship as well as the distance travelled between home to work or school. Based on this information, a monthly subsidy cap will be computed. The approved subsidy (the monthly subsidy cap or taxi fares incurred, whichever is lower) will be reimbursed on a monthly basis to the designated bank account.

Per Capita Monthly
Household Income        Subsidy Rate
Singapore Citizen        Permanent Resident
$0 to $700        50%        25%
$701 to $1,100        40%        20%
$1,101 to $1,600        30%        15%
$1,601 to $1,800        20%        10%
$1,801 to $2,600        0%        0%
$2,601 and above        0%        0%
Example 1:
Leonardo is a person with disabilities who relies on taxis for work. He lives in Seng Kang and works in Tampines and the distance between his home and workplace is 15km. His maximum monthly taxi fare before subsidy is $950.

His per capita monthly household income via means-test is $700. As such, he is successful in applying for the Taxi Subsidy Scheme and is eligible for a 50% subsidy.

The monthly subsidy cap that Leonardo is able to enjoy will therefore be:

$950 x 50% = $475.

Example 2:
Rachel is a person with disabilities who relies on taxis to go to school. She lives in Ang Mo Kio and goes to school at Yishun. The distance between her home and school is 10km. Her maximum monthly taxi fare before subsidy is $800.

Her per capita monthly household income via means-test is $1,000. As such, she is successful in applying for the Taxi Subsidy Scheme and is eligible for a 40% subsidy.

The monthly subsidy cap that Rachel is able to enjoy will therefore be:

$800 x 40% = $320.
Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident         Applicants must be a working adult or student          Adults who are in employment or have been accepted for employment
Students attending mainstream schools or Institutes of Higher Learning (e.g. Polytechnics, ITEs and Universities) that are registered, approved or recognised by the Ministry of Education (MOE)
Students attending private educational institutes registered with MOE or with the Council for Private Education (minimum course duration of two months)
  Applicant's per capita household income should be $1,800 per month and below
Applicant's per capita household income should be $1,800 per month and below
Applicant must also be medically certified as unable to take public transport and totally dependent on taxis for travelling to school or work
Applicant must be certified as having any of the following permanent disabilities:
Physical disability
Visual impairment
Hearing Impairment
Intellectual disability
Autism Spectrum Disorder
    Applicant should not own any vehicle

The Taxi Subsidy Scheme is aimed at supporting persons with permanent disabilities who are totally dependent on taxis as their only mode of transport.

The Ministry of Social and Family Development and SG Enable will consider exceptional cases and where there are extenuating circumstances, we will consider extending the Taxi Subsidy Scheme to such individuals.

The subsidy may be extended to students who need to travel to school by taxi where there are no transport services available to and from their home.

However, SG Enable will evaluate these applications on a case-by-case basis. Applicants must still meet the other eligibility criteria of the scheme.

If the person with disabilities is not able to travel by other means except by taxis, and this is certified by the specialist at designated hospitals, he or she may qualify for the Taxi Subsidy Scheme.

Persons with Disabilities who are unable to access transport services provided/arranged by the VWO because dedicated transport services do not cater to the areas where they live, may be considered on a case-by-case basis, for the VWO Transport Subsidies.
Applicant will need to prepare the following supporting documents:
Clear photocopy of the Applicant's NRIC (Front and Back) or Birth Certificate

Clear photocopy of the Authorised Person's NRIC (Front and Back) for applicants who are below 21 years old and/or mentally incapacitated

Any one of the following supporting documents on the applicant's permanent disability:

a) Latest doctorÕs memorandum stating the type of permanent disability; or

b) Functional Assessment Report to be completed by a doctor for assessment of physical disability;

​Functional Assessment Report (English & Chinese)
Functional Assessment Report (Malay)
Functional Assessment Report (Tamil)

or

c) VWO Verification Form to be completed by a VWO, indicating that he/she has a permanent disability and is affiliated with the VWO.

Any one of the following supporting documents proving the Applicant's employment or school status:

a) Employer Verification Form to be completed by the employer; or
b) School Verification Form to be completed by the school

Completed Means-Test Declaration Form

Note: You do not need to submit the Means-Test Declaration Form if you have been means-tested within the past one year.

Clear photocopy of the first page of the Applicant's bank book/bank statement.

Medical Assessment Form from designated medical institutions, certifying applicant to be unable to take public transport and totally dependent on taxis for travelling to school or work.

Note: This document is only required after the Means-Test outcome is released, upon issuance of notification letter by SG Enable to the applicant.

Photograph of applicant for the personalised EZ-Link card.

a) Passport-size color photograph taken within the last three months
b) For online submission, the resolution must be 240 x 320 pixels
​c) Clearly showing the full front view of the face, with sufficient lighting against a white background

Submission of applications to SG Enable

You may submit your application in the following ways:

Online using your SingPass

or

Download the application form, print and send together with the required documents

By Post
SG Enable - Taxi Subsidy Scheme
20 Lengkok Bahru
#01-01
Singapore 159053

By Email
TSS@sgenable.sg

By Fax
+65 6226 2366

Applicants must undergo medical assessment via designated hospitals. The medical assessment is necessary to verify that the person is totally dependent on taxis as their only mode of transport.

Medical assessment cannot be done before sending application to SG Enable. This is to prevent applicants from incurring unnecessary costs for the medical assessment should they find that they are not eligible for the scheme.

Currently, the medical assessment has to be done by the medical professionals at the designated hospital or Voluntary Welfare Organisations.

Applicants will need to pay for the full costs of the assessment.

The institutions that carry out the medical assessment are:

Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Institute of Mental Health
National University Hospital
KK WomenÕs and ChildrenÕs Hospital
Singapore General Hospital
Alexandra Hospital
Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
Changi General Hospital
SPD
Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore
Handicaps Welfare Association
                           
Transportation Services/ Handicaps Welfare Association Our special needs transportation schemes deploy a fleet of wheelchair-accessible vans/buses. These specially adapted vehicles provide ready transportation for our clients with mobility-related disabilities, enabling them to commute to and from work, school, vocational training, hospital/rehabilitation visits and/or recreational activities.
Upholding the belief that our fellow community members with disabilities should not be denied transportation opportunities, we introduced our dedicated transport services in 1980. These purpose-built vehicles, equipped with hydraulic lifts, have helped to fill the gap in transportation for the physically challenged, allowing them access to an affordable and reliable transportation means.Dial-a-RideThis scheme involves a door-to-door service, deploying mini-buses specially equipped to carry passengers in wheelchairs. It caters to the needs of people with physical disabilities (PWDs) who may have difficulty relying on existing public transportation modes. Clients may also book door-to-door ad-hoc trips in advance.
Our Dial-A-Ride transport service remains popular with the physically challenged who require dedicated transport for purposes ranging from medical consultations to rehabilitation sessions to enrichment/educational lessons and/or social and recreational activities.
(Note: For safety reasons, we do not physically carry PWDs up and/or down the stairs; a stair-crawl device might be deployed instead to facilitate their movement up and/or down staircases, for clients not residing at lift-landing levels;
Dial-A-Ride costs:
S$30 for a one-way trip
(Stair-crawl charges: $7.50 per usage)
Note: – No additional charges for first caregiver; for every subsequent caregiver, $10.00 per person will be levied.
A Peak-hour Surcharge of S$3.00 will apply for the following timings on weekdays:-
9.00am – 10.00am
4.00pm – 6.30pm
Monthly transport schemeThrough this scheme, we enable clients to travel to and from their workplaces and educational institutions at highly subsidised rates.Medical escort transport servicesWe have embarked on a medical escort transport service for our clientsÕ medical appointments, specially to cater to the needs of PWDs and/or elderly clients who may be unable to utilise public transport.
This scheme started operations in November 2014, and is subsidised by the Ministry of Health.
Rehab transportThis scheme provides a door-to-door service, to ferry our clients to either of our two Rehabilitation Centres (at Whampoa and Jurong Point) on a daily basis.AIC Centralised TransportHWA has, since January 2015, acted as a centralised operator, providing a two-way transport service for clients requiring transport to, and from, participating daycare facilities/centres within the Central Regional Health System (RHS) area. (This area covers, and includes, Ang Mo Kio, Bishan, Serangoon, Hougang, Toa Payoh, Geylang, Kallang, Rochor and Novena.)
This service involves a pilot project in partnership with the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC).
MSF Dedicated TransportHWA, assisted by a grant from the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF), has newly provided a dedicated transport service for persons with disabilities (PWDs).
This serves to enable PWDs to attend disability-linked services such as the Early Intervention Programme for Infants and Children (EIPIC) programme, Special Education (SPED) Schools, Day Activity Centres (DACs) and Sheltered Workshops. It also serves to improve the quality and efficiency of the dedicated transport service for these groups.
Chartered ServicesWe also provide transportation to external agencies which can charter our vehicles to ferry clients to and from their venues for outings or activities. This service is available on weekends too.Driving Instruction SchemeHWA has been the only centre, since 1984, that provides driving instruction courses to people with disabilities (PWDs), and assisting the latter in making vehicular modifications to enable them to drive their own vehicles.
We also support, and work closely with, the Tan Tock Seng HospitalÕs (TTSH) Driving Assessment and Rehabilitation Programme (DARP) that allows clients with medical conditions, to learn, or return to, driving. Our Refresher Programme specifically caters to the needs of clients, already with driving licences, who have become disabled. The client needs to be certified by means of the TTSH DARP, as being medically fit to drive, before they are referred to HWA to take the course.
(Many clients have been observed to attain proficiency in driving, in about four 100-minute lessons. Each refresher lesson costs about S$75;
For beginner drivers, lessons cost about S$60 per session. Such clients usually complete between 25 and 30 lessons each, and take both theory and practical tests at a driving school.)
Note that applicants must be certified ŅFit to DriveÓ by a medical practitioner, in completing a Traffic Police Medical Examination, prior to enrolment in any of HWAÕs driving courses.
Sale of Assistive Gadget for Driver with DisabilitiesWe also sell assistive devices to help drivers with disabilities in operating a vehicle, such as hand-controlled gadgets (for manipulating the carÕs accelerator and brake pedals), and tri-pin steering knobs (which can be fixed onto the steering wheel, allowing drivers with a weak grip to steer the vehicle with ease).
The gadgets can be fitted onto most cars but after they have been installed, the vehicles have to be certified for approval by the Land Transport Authority. Among the gadgets we sell are:-
Right Hand Control Straight Gadget
Classic 3500k Hand Control Gadget
The hand control comes with a knob grip that fits comfortably in the palm of the hand. The knob grip and bent brake rod are standard on this unit. The bent brake rod allows mounting the handle control higher in the vehicle to provide more driver convenince and comfort.
Steering Control Spinner Knob
Spinner Knob
Our most popular steering control, the Spinner Knob, presses firmly against the palm of your hand, giving you added strength and control for easy driving. It is also readily detachable
Left Foot Accelerator
Left Foot Accelerator
The left foot accelerator is equipped with a guard to prevent the driver from inadvertently resting their right foot on the accelerator pedal. The left foot accelerator incorporates a quick release mechanism and is easily removable.
SC Tri-pin Steering Device
Tri Pin Steering
Your hand and wrist are comfortably secure with this lightweight three-pin grip. The pins are fully adjustable, so you can easily find your individual comfort setting. An available counter weight takes away the Tri-pin GripÕs weight so you can mount it on the either side of your steering wheel. Easily replaceable foam cover for comfort.
EC Hand Style Emergency Brake
Hand style Handbrake
This handle is designated to push button in for more leverage in one easy motion.
Handicare Cab SchemeLaunched in 1999, this scheme, a collaboration between ComfortDelGro and HWA, has enabled us to provide PWDs with a convenient means of commuting on ComfortDelGro (CityCab and Comfort) taxis. A dedicated scheme introduced for the convenience of wheelchair-bound clients, aimed at reducing the difficulty of securing a cab during rush hour, this taxi booking service guarantees a cab driven by a specially-trained cabby. This scheme also sets out to meet the mobility needs of clients certified with permanent physical disabilities and who are dependent on taxis as a primary means of transport.
A subsidy covering the prevailing current and advanced booking fee of up to S$8.00 per trip, will be reimbursed by HWA, upon submission to HWA of the original printed receipt along with the ŅTrip Verification FormÓ (Note: Trips arising from cab-flagging will not be subsidised; other terms and conditions may apply). To enjoy this scheme, please register with us through the HWA hotline at 6254 3006.
 Be Singaporeans/Permanent Residents;              Have a monthly gross per capita household income¹ of less than S$700.00*;   ¹ Gross per capita household income is defined as the total household income before deducting CPF contribution divided by the number of family
members in the
į Not own any vehicle*
į Have a permanent physical disability    
į Be totally dependant on taxis for transportation to employment, education, medical appointments, rehabilitation
and dialysis treatment;
į
2. Incomplete application will not be processed.
3. The decision of the Administrator is final and no further correspondence will be entertained.
* Revised guidelines with effect from 1 August 2006
household.
How to apply?
All applications are to be submitted to:
The Officer-In-Charge
HANDICARE CAB SCHEME
Handicaps Welfare Association (HWA)
16 Whampoa Drive
Singapore 327725

Accompanying documents:
1. Application form (FORM-A)
2. EmployerÕs Verification Form (FORM-B) – employment verified by
employers
3. Medical Report (FORM-C) – certified by qualified professional that
applicant is permanently physically disabled and is totally dependant on
taxis for transportation.
Previously listed just as "HANDICARECAB SCHEME /Handicaps Welfare Association" on the document. Updated with other schemes                          
Carpark Label Scheme for Persons with Physical Disabilities / SG Enable This scheme allows eligible persons with physical disabilities to embark and disembark from their vehicles in accessible parking lots by displaying a special vehicle label. This scheme is not applicable to motorcycles. If you are a driver, passenger with physical disabilities or a voluntary welfare organisation (where you use your vehicle to ferry persons with physical disabilities), you can find out how to apply for a label below.                 Be a driver with a valid Singapore driver's licence

Be certified by a Singapore registered medical doctor as having physical disabilities which require the use of bulky mobility aids for all outdoor ambulation

Require the use of a larger parking space for getting into/out of the vehicle arising from the use of the bulky mobility aids 
    Class 1 Label:

To enable a driver with physical disability to get into and out of a vehicle safely in an accessible parking lot.

The applicant should:



Valid for up to 5 years

Class 2 Label:

To enable a designated caregiver to assist a passenger with physical disability to get in and out of a vehicle safely in an accessible parking lot. Thereafter, the vehicle must be moved to a standard parking lot.

The applicant should:

Be a passenger

OR

Be a Voluntary Welfare Organisation (VWO) that has registered vehicles that ferry passengers with physical disabilities regularly

The passenger should:

Be certified by a Singapore registered medical doctor as having physical disabilities which require the use of bulky mobility aids for outdoor ambulation

Require the use of a larger parking space for getting into/out of the vehicle arising from the use of the bulky mobility aids

Valid for up to 2 years
Class 1:

Applicant will need to submit the following supporting documents:

Completed Class 1 Label application form (Label for drivers)

Mobility Report completed by a medical doctor

Clear photocopy of the applicant's NRIC/FIN/passport (Front and Back)

Clear photocopy of the applicant's driving licence (Front and Back)

Clear photocopy of Vehicle Registration Detail(s) from LTA

Vehicle Authorisation Letter(s) from the vehicle owner if the vehicle does not belong to the applicant and/or driver(s)

Clear photocopy of the Status of Driving Licence from SPF (for drivers above age 65)

You may submit your application in the following ways:

Online using your SingPass

New CPLS Class 1 application
 
Withdrawal of existing CPLS Class 1 application

Renewal or update of CPLS Class 1 Label

Replacement (due to lost or damaged) CPLS Class 1 Label

Or

Download the Class 1 application form, print and send it together with the required documents:

By Post
SG Enable - Car Park Label Scheme
20 Lengkok Bahru
#01-01
Singapore 159053

By Email
carparklabels@sgenable.sg

Class 2:
Applicant will need to submit the following supporting documents:

Completed Class 2 Label application form (Label for passengers)

Completed CPLS Class 2 application form (Label for VWOs)

Mobility Report completed by a medical doctor

Clear photocopy of the Applicant's NRIC/FIN/passport (Front and Back)

Clear photocopy of the Applicant's driving licence (Front and Back)

Clear photocopy of Vehicle Registration Detail(s) from LTA

Vehicle Authorisation Letter(s) from the vehicle owner if the vehicle does not belong to the applicant and/or driver(s)

Clear photocopy of the Status of Driving Licence from SPF (for drivers above age 65)

You may submit your application in the following ways:

Online using your SingPass

For Passengers

New CPLS Class 2 application
 
Withdrawal of existing CPLS Class 2 application

Renewal or update of CPLS Class 2 Label

Replacement (due to lost or damaged) CPLS Class 2 Label

Or

Download the application form for CPLS that is applicable to you.

For Passengers

New CPLS Class 2 application

For Voluntary Welfare Organisations

Application/Renewal Form (for VWOs)

Print the application form and send it together with the required documents:

By Post
SG Enable - Car Park Label Scheme
20 Lengkok Bahru
#01-01
Singapore 159053

By Email
carparklabels@sgenable.sg
                           
                                                         
SECTION 10 DISABILITY CARE                                                        
Scheme Name/ Administered by Objective                       Eligibility To Apply/ Further information Remarks                          
The Wan Boo Sow Charity Fund / NCSS The Fund is provided by the Wan Boo Sow Charity Fund Limited. The objective of the fund is to provide financial assistance to needy students studying in polytechnics, persons with disabilities and homebound elderly.

The Fund provides financial assistance to persons in the following categories:

Able-bodied students from single parent families for their education expenses in polytechnics. Exceptions can be considered for students pursuing GCE 'O' Level.

Persons with disabilities for their expenses on education, medical needs, therapy, transport and purchase of assistive equipment.

Homebound frail seniors for their expenses on personal care, meals, housekeeping, laundry and escort services.
Applicants should be Singapore citizens and referred by voluntary welfare organisations (VWOs)             families with monthly per capita household income less than $1,300.
The percentage of subsidy is tiered based on monthly per capita household income and capped at a maximum of $5,000 per annum.
      . Referring VWOs need to provide social report and supporting documents to justify the application.
Applicants should be from low-income families, that is, 
Applications should be made through a VWO. Referring agencies must ensure and verify that all information provided is true and correct.
For more details on the application procedures, please contact:

Ms Michelle Lim
Executive
Fund Allocation
National Council Of Social Service
Tel:                6210 2677
Email:            michelle_lim@ncss.gov.sg
                           
Special Assistance Fund / SG Enable -                       - - Now under Assistive Technology Fund of SG enable                          
Persons with Disabilities Fare Concession Scheme / Ministry of Transport Under the new PWD fare concession scheme, PWDs will enjoy 25% discount off adult fares and will not have to pay additional fares for distances beyond 7.2km. On top of this, PWDs can opt to buy a Monthly Concession Pass with unlimited bus and train rides at $60 per month. (Please refer to Annex B for the eligibility criteria for the PWD fare concession scheme.) Singaporean Citizens and Permanent Residents,           Persons aged less than 60 years of age [Note – those aged 60 and above should apply for the Senior Citizen Concession Card instead]  
a. Are beneficiaries of existing disability schemes and services and members (with permanent disability) of relevant Voluntary Welfare Organisations (VWOs); or
b. Attended Special Education (SPED) schools operated by a VWO; or
c. Certified by a medical practitioner to have a permanent disability of one or more of the following:
 

i. A physical disability; or
ii. A visual impairment; or
iii. A hearing impairment; or
iv. Autism Spectrum Disorder; or
v. Intellectual Disability
    , who are  and

 

If you are currently holding a Eligible to apply for PWD Concession card?
Workfare Transport Concession Card Conditions apply*
Polytechnic Student Concession Card Yes
 Tertiary Student Concession Card Yes
NSF Concession Card Yes
 Any other Concession Card not stated above No
*You can only hold either the Workfare Transport concession card (WTCS) or PWD concession card. However, you are encouraged to hold the PWD concession card as it offers better concession benefits.
Apply through SG Enable

Or

Eligible applicants, i.e. beneficiaries of existing disability schemes and services and members (with permanent disability) of relevant VWOs, may proceed to apply HERE or download TransitLink Mobile Services app to complete the relevant online application form, and submit your photograph and copy of NRIC.
Download links: Apple Appstore | Google Play

Alternatively, eligible applicants may apply at any TransitLink Ticket Office with a colour passport-sized photograph taken within the last 3 months against a white background and their NRIC.

For applicants who were issued physical hardcopy forms and Business Reply Envelopes between April to July 2014, please note that the Business Reply Service has been terminated since April 2016. You may apply via the channels as stated above.

For existing WTCS card holders who wish to switch their card to a PWD concession card, please note that you can only do so at TransitLink Concession Card Replacement Offices. Kindly bring along your current WTCS card and original NRIC. If you would like a proxy to help apply for the card, they will need to present their own original NRIC. The WTCS card will be retained and any remaining value in the card will be refunded to you in cash.
Co-run by Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Manpower and Ministry of Social and Family Development - original document indicated only MOT                          
VWO Transport Subsidies / SG Enable Support for persons with disabilities who need to take
dedicated transport provided by Voluntary Welfare
Organisations (VWOs) to access school and
care services.

Up to 80% subsidy for transport fees

Subsidy amounts will depend on:

Whether applicants are Singapore Citizen or
Permanent Residents
Per capita monthly household income (PCI)
Whether applicants are wheelchair users or ambulant
              From families with a per capita
monthly household income of
$2,600 and below Singapore
Citizens, or $1,800 and below
for Permanent Residents.
      Persons with disabilities attending
Early Intervention Programme for
Infants and Children (EIPIC),
Day Activity Centres, Sheltered
Workshops or Special Education
(SPED) schools where transport
services are provided by VWOs.
Apply through VWOs where person with
disabilities is receiving services or attending
programmes.
All applicants will have to complete the
Means-Test Declaration Form
Students with disabilities attending
mainstream schools may apply by
submitting the Application Form to SG
Enable. They will have to provide one of the
following supporting documents indicating a
permanent disability:

a) Latest doctorÕs memorandum; or
b) Verification from VWOs providing
disability programmes and services,
indicating that they are persons with
permanent disabilities affiliated with the
VWO (VWOs can use the
VWO Verification Form (VWO-TS) for this
purpose); or
c) Functional Assessment Report
endorsed by a General Practitioner
(for persons with physical disability who
have not been assessed before). This is
a common report that can be used
across a number of schemes, and need
only be filled once for all schemes.

Functional Assessment Report
(English & Chinese)
Functional Assessment Report (Malay)
Functional Assessment Report (Tamil)
Mean-Test Declaration Form:
https://www.moh.gov.sg/content/dam/moh_web/Forms/Means-Test%20Declaration%20Form(Aug%202015).pdf

Application for to SG Enable:
https://www.sgenable.sg/uploads/VWOTS%20-%20Application%20Form.pdf

VWO Verification form:
https://www.sgenable.sg/uploads/VWOTS%20-%20VWO%20Verification%20Form.pdf

Functional Assessment report (English and Mandarin; Malay; Tamil)
https://www.sgenable.sg/uploads/2014/01/Functional-Assessment-Report-Eng-Chinese.pdf
https://www.sgenable.sg/uploads/2014/01/Functional-Assessment-Report-Malay.pdf
https://www.sgenable.sg/uploads/2014/01/Functional-Assessment-Report-Tamil.pdf
                         
Taxi Subsidy Scheme / SG Enable Persons with disabilities can apply for up to 50% subsidy for taxi fares, which will be reimbursed monthly to a designated bank account. Approved applicants will be issued a personalised EZ-Link card to pay for the taxi fares.

The subsidy amounts will depend on:

Whether applicants are Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents
Per capita monthly household income (PCI)
Distance travelled from home to school or work

The Taxi Subsidy Scheme aims to defray transportation costs for persons with disabilities who are only able to travel by taxi for school and work.

The VWO Transport Subsidies, on the other hand, aim to assist Persons with Disabilities who regularly use dedicated transport services provided by VWOs.

You may qualify for more than one transport assistance scheme if you meet the eligibility criteria of the respective schemes.

The Public Transport Concession Card issued by LTA, is used solely for public transport, i.e. bus and MRT.

The Taxi Subsidy Scheme Card, which is an EZ-Link Card, on the other hand, is issued by SG Enable.

The subsidy amount will vary for each individual, depending on their means test, citizenship as well as the distance travelled between home to work or school. Based on this information, a monthly subsidy cap will be computed. The approved subsidy (the monthly subsidy cap or taxi fares incurred, whichever is lower) will be reimbursed on a monthly basis to the designated bank account.

Per Capita Monthly
Household Income        Subsidy Rate
Singapore Citizen        Permanent Resident
$0 to $700        50%        25%
$701 to $1,100        40%        20%
$1,101 to $1,600        30%        15%
$1,601 to $1,800        20%        10%
$1,801 to $2,600        0%        0%
$2,601 and above        0%        0%
Example 1:
Leonardo is a person with disabilities who relies on taxis for work. He lives in Seng Kang and works in Tampines and the distance between his home and workplace is 15km. His maximum monthly taxi fare before subsidy is $950.

His per capita monthly household income via means-test is $700. As such, he is successful in applying for the Taxi Subsidy Scheme and is eligible for a 50% subsidy.

The monthly subsidy cap that Leonardo is able to enjoy will therefore be:

$950 x 50% = $475.

Example 2:
Rachel is a person with disabilities who relies on taxis to go to school. She lives in Ang Mo Kio and goes to school at Yishun. The distance between her home and school is 10km. Her maximum monthly taxi fare before subsidy is $800.

Her per capita monthly household income via means-test is $1,000. As such, she is successful in applying for the Taxi Subsidy Scheme and is eligible for a 40% subsidy.

The monthly subsidy cap that Rachel is able to enjoy will therefore be:

$800 x 40% = $320.
Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident         Students attending mainstream schools or Institutes of Higher Learning (e.g. Polytechnics, ITEs and Universities) that are registered, approved or recognised by the Ministry of Education (MOE)
Students attending private educational institutes registered with MOE or with the Council for Private Education (minimum course duration of two months)
  Applicant's per capita household income should be $1,800 per month and below Applicant must be certified as having any of the following permanent disabilities:Physical disability
Visual impairment
Hearing Impairment
Intellectual disability
Autism Spectrum Disorder     
                                    Applicant must also be medically certified as unable to take public transport and totally dependent on taxis for travelling to school or work

   
Applicants must be a working adult or student
Adults who are in employment or have been accepted for employment


Applicant should not own any vehicle

The Taxi Subsidy Scheme is aimed at supporting persons with permanent disabilities who are totally dependent on taxis as their only mode of transport.

The Ministry of Social and Family Development and SG Enable will consider exceptional cases and where there are extenuating circumstances, we will consider extending the Taxi Subsidy Scheme to such individuals.

The subsidy may be extended to students who need to travel to school by taxi where there are no transport services available to and from their home.

However, SG Enable will evaluate these applications on a case-by-case basis. Applicants must still meet the other eligibility criteria of the scheme.

If the person with disabilities is not able to travel by other means except by taxis, and this is certified by the specialist at designated hospitals, he or she may qualify for the Taxi Subsidy Scheme.

Persons with Disabilities who are unable to access transport services provided/arranged by the VWO because dedicated transport services do not cater to the areas where they live, may be considered on a case-by-case basis, for the VWO Transport Subsidies.
Applicant will need to prepare the following supporting documents:
Clear photocopy of the Applicant's NRIC (Front and Back) or Birth Certificate

Clear photocopy of the Authorised Person's NRIC (Front and Back) for applicants who are below 21 years old and/or mentally incapacitated

Any one of the following supporting documents on the applicant's permanent disability:

a) Latest doctorÕs memorandum stating the type of permanent disability; or

b) Functional Assessment Report to be completed by a doctor for assessment of physical disability;

​Functional Assessment Report (English & Chinese)
Functional Assessment Report (Malay)
Functional Assessment Report (Tamil)

or

c) VWO Verification Form to be completed by a VWO, indicating that he/she has a permanent disability and is affiliated with the VWO.

Any one of the following supporting documents proving the Applicant's employment or school status:

a) Employer Verification Form to be completed by the employer; or
b) School Verification Form to be completed by the school

Completed Means-Test Declaration Form

Note: You do not need to submit the Means-Test Declaration Form if you have been means-tested within the past one year.

Clear photocopy of the first page of the Applicant's bank book/bank statement.

Medical Assessment Form from designated medical institutions, certifying applicant to be unable to take public transport and totally dependent on taxis for travelling to school or work.

Note: This document is only required after the Means-Test outcome is released, upon issuance of notification letter by SG Enable to the applicant.

Photograph of applicant for the personalised EZ-Link card.

a) Passport-size color photograph taken within the last three months
b) For online submission, the resolution must be 240 x 320 pixels
​c) Clearly showing the full front view of the face, with sufficient lighting against a white background

Submission of applications to SG Enable

You may submit your application in the following ways:

Online using your SingPass

or

Download the application form, print and send together with the required documents

By Post
SG Enable - Taxi Subsidy Scheme
20 Lengkok Bahru
#01-01
Singapore 159053

By Email
TSS@sgenable.sg

By Fax
+65 6226 2366

Applicants must undergo medical assessment via designated hospitals. The medical assessment is necessary to verify that the person is totally dependent on taxis as their only mode of transport.

Medical assessment cannot be done before sending application to SG Enable. This is to prevent applicants from incurring unnecessary costs for the medical assessment should they find that they are not eligible for the scheme.

Currently, the medical assessment has to be done by the medical professionals at the designated hospital or Voluntary Welfare Organisations.

Applicants will need to pay for the full costs of the assessment.

The institutions that carry out the medical assessment are:

Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Institute of Mental Health
National University Hospital
KK WomenÕs and ChildrenÕs Hospital
Singapore General Hospital
Alexandra Hospital
Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
Changi General Hospital
SPD
Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore
Handicaps Welfare Association
                           
Computer Access Trust Fund/ SG Enablers -                       - - Scheme no longer listed on SG Enablers Website - NO LONGER AVAILABLE                          
Interim Disability Assistance Programme for the Elderly (IDAPE)   /
MOH & NTUC
Income
IDAPE is a government assistance scheme providing financial help to needy and disabled elderly Singaporeans, who were not eligible to join ElderShield when it was launched in 2002 because they had exceeded the maximum entry age or have pre-existing disabilities.  

IDAPE Benefits
Should you qualify, IDAPE will provide you $150 or $250 a month, for a maximum period of 72 months. The monthly payouts were increased from July 2012, up from $100 and $150 a month respectively to provide more assistance to disabled elderly with long-term care needs.

From the FAQ: https://www.silverpages.sg/financial-assistance/Interim%20Disability%20Assistance%20Scheme%20For%20the%20Elderly%20(IDAPE)

The ​Interim Disability Assistance Programme For the Elderly (IDAPE) is an assistance scheme 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.

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:
- Medical bills
- Nursing costs
- Hiring of a foreign domestic worker (FDW) as a helper to care for the disabled IDAPE claimant

You may nominate yourself, a caregiver who is 18 years old and above, or a nursing home that you are residing in to receive your IDAPE payment. 
You are a Singapore citizen born before 30 September 1932 OR born between 1 October 1932 and 30 September 1962 (both dates inclusive) but with pre-existing disabilities as at 30 September 2002             our per capita household monthly income is $2,600 or less OR for households with no income and living in a residence with Annual Value of $13,000 and below.
You are unable to perform 3 or more of the 6 Activities of Daily Living (ADLs; washing, feeding, dressing, toileting, mobility and transferring).     To make a claim under IDAPE, you must meet the following criteria:

The following table outlines the benefit payout:

Per Capita Household Monthly Income*

Monthly Payout
$0- $1,800

$250
$1,801 - $2,600

$150
* Per capita household monthly income means the total monthly household income divided by the total number of persons in the household. IDAPE applicants from households with no income will qualify for the $250 monthly payout if the Annual Value of their place of residence is $13,000 or lower.
Contact the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) at 1800-650-6060.                            
Open Door Programme/ SG Enable The Open Door Programme (ODP) is a government funded initiative by the Workforce Development Agency (WDA) and the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF). It is administered by SG Enable.

The Programme aims to encourage employer to hire, train and integrate persons with disabilities.

Employers, who hire persons with disabilities, will be eligible for grants and employment support services under the Programme:

On-the-job Training Grant to support employment and retention of persons with disabilities:
Job Redesign Grant to support re-designing of jobs such as purchases of equipment and workplace modification
Training Grant for skills-upgrading of persons with disabilities, and training of employees with no disabilities
Recruitment and Job Support ServicesApprenticeship programmes for new employeesEmployers are encouraged to conduct job specific, on-the-job training for their newly-hired persons with disabilities. Employers can receive:

Funding support for each newly-hired person with disabilities in their job scope on permanent or contract basis (minimum of 1 year)
The funding support is at 70% of the monthly salary for the first 4 months, capped at $1000 per month for each new person with disabilities hired and retained for at least 6 months.

A one-time buddy allowance of $100 is available for the co-worker/supervisor supporting the newly hired employee with disability.
Job re-design for all employeesThis grant helps employers to recruit and retain persons with disabilities by supporting 90% of the job re-design costs, capped at $3000 per employee with disability. It can be used to defray the cost for the following job re-design initiatives:

Redesigning of job scopes or processes
Purchase of equipment
Workplace modification
Training grantEmployers are encouraged to support their employees with disabilities to upgrade their skills through training.

a. Training Course Fee

Employers can receive funding of up to 90% of the course fee when they send their employees with disabilities for training courses.

b. Customised Training Programme

Employers who want to develop customised training materials and training programme for their employees with disabilities can apply for funding.

c. Course Fee for co-workers

Employers can receive funding of up to 90% when they send their employees without disabilities to attend workshops/courses to build confidence in working with colleagues with disabilities (e.g. sign language courses, disability awareness workshop)
Recruitment and job support servicesEmployers who register on the ODP Job Portal, will receive recruitment assistance from SG Enable and its appointed partners. For every person with disabilities placed by them, a six-month job support will be provided.
To be eligible for the ODP GrantEmployers must:
1. Be a Singapore registered company, partnership, sole proprietorship, business or organisation.
2. Be registered online as an ODP employer at SG Enable Portal
(www.jobs-odp.sg)
3. Hire or have hired persons with permanent disabilities who are Singapore Citizen or  Permanent Resident, and meet the following criteria:
             
A member and/or service user of relevant Voluntary Welfare Organisations (ŅVWOÓs) providing disability services; or
Attended Special Education (SPED) schools operated by a VWO; or
Certified by medical practitioner of any one of the following:
1. Physical Disability
2. Sensory Disability (Visual/Hearing)
3. Autism Spectrum Disorder
4. Intellectual Disability
                                   
Special Talent Fund / North East CDC The North East CDC Special Talent Fund encourages people with disabilities but show potential and talents in arts, music, academic, sports or any other fields to apply for the fund to enhance their talents.           Fund is open to all middle household income Singapore citizens regardless of age and not limited to North East residents, as long as the individual shows exceptional talent in arts, music, academic, sports or any other fields.   total household income does not exceed $8,000       The Special Talent  Any Singapore citizens can apply for this fund, as long as their . The fund can be used on course fee, equipment purchase, course examination fee and any course material to supplement the lesson attended by the beneficiaries. Call: 6424 4000                            
Foreign Domestic Worker (FDW) Levy Concession for Persons with Disabilities / Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) If you hire a foreign domestic worker to care for yourself or loved ones, you may want to find out about Foreign Domestic Worker (FDW) Levy Concession for Persons with Disabilities. It lets families pay a monthly foreign domestic worker levy of just $60, instead of $265. Each household gets concessions for up to two foreign domestic workers for two loved ones in one household at the same time.​ The care recipient must be a Singapore Citizen.           The care receipient must be aged 16 to 64 years old.​​   Activities of daily livingThe care recipient must see a doctor to get a Functional Assessment Report. This shows he needs help with at least one Activity of Daily Living. These are:
Bathing
Dressing
Feeding
Toileting
Mobility
Transferring
    Same addressIf you are hiring the foreign domestic worker, you must be the care recipient, or related to the care recipient and living in the same address.

The cost of an assessment may vary. You can approach your doctor or care professional for more information.​
Singapore citizenAge
​1. Get approval from the Ministry of Manpower
You need approval from the Manpower Ministry to be able to hire an FDW.

2. Download and submit the following forms
Application Fo​rm For Schemes Administered By Agency For Integrated Carehttps://www.silverpages.sg/sites/silverpagesassets/SilverPages%20Assets/Application%20Forms%20(Financial,%20Care%20Services)/AIC%20Scheme%20Application%20Form.pdf
Functional Assessment Report (Ask your doctor to fill this out. The cost of an assessment may vary. You can approach your doctor or care professional for more information.​)https://www.silverpages.sg/sites/silverpagesassets/SilverPages%20Assets/Application%20Forms%20(Financial,%20Care%20Services)/Caregiving_Singapore_Functional%20Assessment%20Report%20(EC).pdf

3. Supporting documents
Photocopy the front and back of your care recipient's NRIC or birth certificate

4. Mail your documents
Send the completed application form, Functional Assessment Report and photocopied documents to AIC at:
Agency For Integrated Care
No. 7 Maxwell Road #04-01
Annexe B, MND Complex
Singapore 069111

You can also e-mail these documents to apply@aic.sg​.
                           
Foreign Domestic Worker (FDW) Grant / Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) Foreign Domestic Worker (FDW) Grant is a $120 monthly cash payment given to families who need to hire a Foreign Domestic Worker (FDW) to care for their loved ones who require permanent assistance with three or more Activities of Daily Living (ADLs).


You can use the payment to offset the cost of hiring a FDW. You may nominate yourself, or a caregiver who is 18 years old and above to receive your FDW Grant payment. ​


Each household is eligible for up to two FDWs caring for two different family members at any one time.​​
  
Permanent Resident          FDW EmployerIf you are the FDW employer, the care recipient must be your spouse; parent/parent-in-law; grandparent/grandparent-in-law; -child/child-in-law; grandchild/grandchild-in-law; or sibling/sibling-in-law.             ³ 65  Household monthly income per person must be ²600. - If you do not have any household income, annual value of property must be < 45,000 Require Permanent Assistance With ADLsYou must be unable to perform three or mor​e of the six Activities of Daily Living permanently.  ​These six activities are: Eating, Bathing, Dressing, Transferring, Toileting, Walking or moving around.     CaregiverÕs Training​Your FDW must attend AIC-approved FDW Grant caregiverÕs training. Visit Caregivers Training Grant​ for the complete list of training courses.
https://www.silverpages.sg/financial-assistance/Caregivers%20Training%20Grant%20%28CTG%29
Citizenship And AgeCitizenship of care recipient / Age of care recipient / Citizenship of FDW employer
Singaporean​ / No Requirement / No Requirement
/ / Singaporean
Household Means Test- The care recipient should be living together with the FDW employer at the same NRIC-registered address.
1. Employ an FDW to care for the care recipientYou must be able to hire a FDW first, with the Ministry of Manpower's approval.2. Send your FDW for an AIC-approved caregiver training course ​Click here to select a course.
https://www.silverpages.sg/training-calendar
3. Submit your Household Means-Test Declaration to MOH Holdings​Download the ​​Means-Test Declaration Form
https://www.silverpages.sg/sites/silverpagesassets/SilverPages%20Assets/Application%20Forms%20%28Financial%2c%20Care%20Services%29/Means-Test%20Declaration%20Form%20%28Aug%202015%29.pdf
4. Prepare your FDW Grant Application Form and Supporting DocumentsDownload the Application Form For Schemes Administered By Agency For Integrated Care, Functional Assessment Report and Terms and Conditions​​​
https://www.silverpages.sg/sites/silverpagesassets/SilverPages%20Assets/Application%20Forms%20(Financial,%20Care%20Services)/AIC%20Scheme%20Application%20Form.pdf
https://www.silverpages.sg/sites/silverpagesassets/SilverPages%20Assets/Application%20Forms%20(Financial,%20Care%20Services)/Caregiving_Singapore_Functional%20Assessment%20Report%20(EC).pdf
https://www.silverpages.sg/sites/silverpagesassets/SilverPages%20Assets/Application%20Forms%20(Financial,%20Care%20Services)/FDWG%20-%20Terms%20and%20Conditions.pdf
5. Ple​as​e Submit Your FDW Grant Application Documents To AICSend the completed application, Functional Assessment Report and photocopied documents to AIC at:
Agency For Integrated Care
No. 7 Maxwell Road #04-01
Annex B, MND Complex
Singapore 069111

Yoiu can also e-mail these documents to apply@aic.sg, or submit them at any of our AICare Links located h​​ere.
https://www.silverpages.sg/caregiving/AICare%20Link

Note: If you are already under FDW Grant and would like to change your details, please use this ​​Change in Application Details form​.​​
https://www.silverpages.sg/sites/silverpagesassets/SilverPages%20Assets/Application%20Forms%20(Financial,%20Care%20Services)/AIC%20Change%20in%20Application%20Details%20Form.pdf
                           
Pioneer Generation Disability Assistance Scheme (PioneerDAS)  / Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) ​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.​             You must have been born before 1950 and became a Singapore citizen before 1987.   You must need permanent help with at least three of six Activities of Daily Living. These include:
Bathing
Dressing
Feeding
Toileting
Mobility
Transferring
   

​​
1. Download the following forms, or get them at comm​unity centres or AICare Link​

Application Form for Schemes Administered by AIChttps://www.silverpages.sg/sites/silverpagesassets/SilverPages%20Assets/Application%20Forms%20(Financial,%20Care%20Services)/AIC%20Scheme%20Application%20Form.pdf
Functional Assessment Reporthttps://www.silverpages.sg/sites/silverpagesassets/SilverPages%20Assets/Application%20Forms%20(Financial,%20Care%20Services)/Caregiving_Singapore_Functional%20Assessment%20Report%20(EC).pdf​​​​
Terms and Conditions​​​
https://www.silverpages.sg/sites/silverpagesassets/SilverPages%20Assets/Application%20Forms%20(Financial,%20Care%20Services)/PioneerDAS%20-%20Terms%20and%20Conditions.pdf2. Perform a Functional Assessment

Visit a neighbourhood clinic with the Functional Assessment Report, to confirm you need help with three or more Activities of Daily Living. You do not need this report if you are permanently bedridden - a memo or document from your doctor to certify this is true and the start date of your disability is enough.

You can use your ​ElderShield or IDAPE​ approval letter, if you have one, in lieu of a Functional Assessment Report.

The cost of an assessment may vary. You can approach your doctor or care professional for more information.3. Send the completed forms to AIC at this address
No. 7 Maxwell Road #04-01,
MND Complex Annex B
Singapore 069111

Note: If you are a Pioneer who is already receiving payouts from ElderShield, IDAPE, or the Foreign Domestic Worker Grant, you are automatically included in PioneerDAS. AIC will contact you.
If you are already under PioneerDAS and would like to change your bank account, please use this form ​ Change in Application Details form​.
If you don't want to be under PioneerDAS, download and submit this form to AIC.
                           
Assistive Technology Fund/ SG Enable The Assistive Technology Fund (ATF) provides individuals with a subsidy of up to 90% of the cost of assistive technology devices, subject to a lifetime cap of $40,000.

The subsidy amount is determined according to the applicantÕs gross household income.

The Fund can be used to acquire, replace, upgrade or repair assistive technology devices. These devices include wheelchairs and hearing aids.

The Fund does not support the purchase of medical devices and consumables.
Is a Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident             family with a per capita gross monthly household income of $1,800 and below Certified to have a permanent disability of any one of the following:
Physical disability
Visual impairment
Hearing impairment
Intellectual disability
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Undergone qualified assessor's assessment to determine the need and type of device
   


Have additional enquiries? Contact SG Enable.

 
Speak to a social worker from a voluntary welfare organisation (VWO) or a medical social worker from a hospital for assistance. They will assist you to fill and submit the Application Form to SG Enable.
The application form consists of 3 sections. Applicants will require the assistance of an assessor and recommender from a touchpoint in completing the form.
Applicants will also have to complete the Means-Test Declaration Form. (Note: Applicants need not submit the Means-Test Declaration Form if they have a valid means-test result within the past 2 years)
Please refer to the Application Form for a list of supporting documents required.
                           
Traffic
Accident Fund
/ SG Enable
-                       - - No longer listed on SG Enablers' website - NO LONGER AVAILABLE                          
Transportation Services/ Handicaps Welfare Association Our special needs transportation schemes deploy a fleet of wheelchair-accessible vans/buses. These specially adapted vehicles provide ready transportation for our clients with mobility-related disabilities, enabling them to commute to and from work, school, vocational training, hospital/rehabilitation visits and/or recreational activities.
Upholding the belief that our fellow community members with disabilities should not be denied transportation opportunities, we introduced our dedicated transport services in 1980. These purpose-built vehicles, equipped with hydraulic lifts, have helped to fill the gap in transportation for the physically challenged, allowing them access to an affordable and reliable transportation means.Dial-a-RideThis scheme involves a door-to-door service, deploying mini-buses specially equipped to carry passengers in wheelchairs. It caters to the needs of people with physical disabilities (PWDs) who may have difficulty relying on existing public transportation modes. Clients may also book door-to-door ad-hoc trips in advance.
Our Dial-A-Ride transport service remains popular with the physically challenged who require dedicated transport for purposes ranging from medical consultations to rehabilitation sessions to enrichment/educational lessons and/or social and recreational activities.
(Note: For safety reasons, we do not physically carry PWDs up and/or down the stairs; a stair-crawl device might be deployed instead to facilitate their movement up and/or down staircases, for clients not residing at lift-landing levels;
Dial-A-Ride costs:
S$30 for a one-way trip
(Stair-crawl charges: $7.50 per usage)
Note: – No additional charges for first caregiver; for every subsequent caregiver, $10.00 per person will be levied.
A Peak-hour Surcharge of S$3.00 will apply for the following timings on weekdays:-
9.00am – 10.00am
4.00pm – 6.30pm
Monthly transport schemeThrough this scheme, we enable clients to travel to and from their workplaces and educational institutions at highly subsidised rates.Medical escort transport servicesWe have embarked on a medical escort transport service for our clientsÕ medical appointments, specially to cater to the needs of PWDs and/or elderly clients who may be unable to utilise public transport.
This scheme started operations in November 2014, and is subsidised by the Ministry of Health.
Rehab transportThis scheme provides a door-to-door service, to ferry our clients to either of our two Rehabilitation Centres (at Whampoa and Jurong Point) on a daily basis.AIC Centralised TransportHWA has, since January 2015, acted as a centralised operator, providing a two-way transport service for clients requiring transport to, and from, participating daycare facilities/centres within the Central Regional Health System (RHS) area. (This area covers, and includes, Ang Mo Kio, Bishan, Serangoon, Hougang, Toa Payoh, Geylang, Kallang, Rochor and Novena.)
This service involves a pilot project in partnership with the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC).
MSF Dedicated TransportHWA, assisted by a grant from the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF), has newly provided a dedicated transport service for persons with disabilities (PWDs).
This serves to enable PWDs to attend disability-linked services such as the Early Intervention Programme for Infants and Children (EIPIC) programme, Special Education (SPED) Schools, Day Activity Centres (DACs) and Sheltered Workshops. It also serves to improve the quality and efficiency of the dedicated transport service for these groups.
Chartered ServicesWe also provide transportation to external agencies which can charter our vehicles to ferry clients to and from their venues for outings or activities. This service is available on weekends too.Driving Instruction SchemeHWA has been the only centre, since 1984, that provides driving instruction courses to people with disabilities (PWDs), and assisting the latter in making vehicular modifications to enable them to drive their own vehicles.
We also support, and work closely with, the Tan Tock Seng HospitalÕs (TTSH) Driving Assessment and Rehabilitation Programme (DARP) that allows clients with medical conditions, to learn, or return to, driving. Our Refresher Programme specifically caters to the needs of clients, already with driving licences, who have become disabled. The client needs to be certified by means of the TTSH DARP, as being medically fit to drive, before they are referred to HWA to take the course.
(Many clients have been observed to attain proficiency in driving, in about four 100-minute lessons. Each refresher lesson costs about S$75;
For beginner drivers, lessons cost about S$60 per session. Such clients usually complete between 25 and 30 lessons each, and take both theory and practical tests at a driving school.)
Note that applicants must be certified ŅFit to DriveÓ by a medical practitioner, in completing a Traffic Police Medical Examination, prior to enrolment in any of HWAÕs driving courses.
Sale of Assistive Gadget for Driver with DisabilitiesWe also sell assistive devices to help drivers with disabilities in operating a vehicle, such as hand-controlled gadgets (for manipulating the carÕs accelerator and brake pedals), and tri-pin steering knobs (which can be fixed onto the steering wheel, allowing drivers with a weak grip to steer the vehicle with ease).
The gadgets can be fitted onto most cars but after they have been installed, the vehicles have to be certified for approval by the Land Transport Authority. Among the gadgets we sell are:-
Right Hand Control Straight Gadget
Classic 3500k Hand Control Gadget
The hand control comes with a knob grip that fits comfortably in the palm of the hand. The knob grip and bent brake rod are standard on this unit. The bent brake rod allows mounting the handle control higher in the vehicle to provide more driver convenince and comfort.
Steering Control Spinner Knob
Spinner Knob
Our most popular steering control, the Spinner Knob, presses firmly against the palm of your hand, giving you added strength and control for easy driving. It is also readily detachable
Left Foot Accelerator
Left Foot Accelerator
The left foot accelerator is equipped with a guard to prevent the driver from inadvertently resting their right foot on the accelerator pedal. The left foot accelerator incorporates a quick release mechanism and is easily removable.
SC Tri-pin Steering Device
Tri Pin Steering
Your hand and wrist are comfortably secure with this lightweight three-pin grip. The pins are fully adjustable, so you can easily find your individual comfort setting. An available counter weight takes away the Tri-pin GripÕs weight so you can mount it on the either side of your steering wheel. Easily replaceable foam cover for comfort.
EC Hand Style Emergency Brake
Hand style Handbrake
This handle is designated to push button in for more leverage in one easy motion.
Handicare Cab SchemeLaunched in 1999, this scheme, a collaboration between ComfortDelGro and HWA, has enabled us to provide PWDs with a convenient means of commuting on ComfortDelGro (CityCab and Comfort) taxis. A dedicated scheme introduced for the convenience of wheelchair-bound clients, aimed at reducing the difficulty of securing a cab during rush hour, this taxi booking service guarantees a cab driven by a specially-trained cabby. This scheme also sets out to meet the mobility needs of clients certified with permanent physical disabilities and who are dependent on taxis as a primary means of transport.
A subsidy covering the prevailing current and advanced booking fee of up to S$8.00 per trip, will be reimbursed by HWA, upon submission to HWA of the original printed receipt along with the ŅTrip Verification FormÓ (Note: Trips arising from cab-flagging will not be subsidised; other terms and conditions may apply). To enjoy this scheme, please register with us through the HWA hotline at 6254 3006.
Singaporeans/Permanent Residents;             Have a monthly gross per capita household income¹ of less than S$700.00*; Have a permanent physical disability;
į Be totally dependant on taxis for transportation to employment, education, medical appointments, rehabilitation
and dialysis treatment;
   
į Not own any vehicle*
2. Incomplete application will not be processed.
3. The decision of the Administrator is final and no further correspondence will be entertained.
* Revised guidelines with effect from 1 August 2006
¹ Gross per capita household income is defined as the total household income before deducting CPF contribution divided by the number of family
members in the household.
How to apply?
All applications are to be submitted to:
The Officer-In-Charge
HANDICARE CAB SCHEME
Handicaps Welfare Association (HWA)
16 Whampoa Drive
Singapore 327725

Accompanying documents:
1. Application form (FORM-A)
2. EmployerÕs Verification Form (FORM-B) – employment verified by
employers
3. Medical Report (FORM-C) – certified by qualified professional that
applicant is permanently physically disabled and is totally dependant on
taxis for transportation.
Previously listed just as "HANDICARECAB SCHEME /Handicaps Welfare Association" on the document. Updated with other schemes                          
SPD Education Bursary / Society for the Physically Disabled The SPD Education Programme Bursary Award is offered to students from low-income families studying in mainstream schools.                         The quantum of the grant ranges from $300 per year for primary level to $6,000 per year for university level.   For enquiries or more information, please contact Ms Jane Yeo at 6579 0745 or via email by clicking here.                          
Microsoft Unlimited Potential Professional Certification Training Grant/ Infocomm Accessibility Centre, Society for the Physically Disabled The Microsoft Certification Training Grant is setup with the objective to enable people with disabilities (PWDs) to undergo Microsoft professional training for employment opportunities in IT related work.

The grant will fund 50% of the total course fee, examination fee and other compulsory fee relating to the course or up to $3,000 per year whichever is lower. Please refer to Annex 1 for a list of approved courses.
http://staging.iacentre.org.sg/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Training_Grant1.pdf

Funding will be paid according to the course schedule/ module and funding will cease if the applicants fail any of the course module examination.
Applicant is allowed one grant per every two years.
The Grant will release the fees according to the course schedule/module and
payment will cease if the trainee fails any of the course module examinations.
Application for the Grant is opened on the following dates:
„ 1 February – 31 March
„ 1 May – 30 June
„ 1 August – 30 September
„ 1 November – 31 December
The Microsoft Scholarship and Certification Training Grant Review Panel
reserves the right to revoke any Grant awarded if the progress, performance and behaviour of the trainee is considered unsatisfactory
„ must be a Singapore citizen or permanent resident             „ have a capita household income of S$700 or less based on means testing Students must have a physical disability or have parent(s) with physical disabilities.     „ satisfy the admission criteria of the Microsoft Professional Certification
Training courses listed in Annex 1

„ prove relevance of training to employment opportunities
Fill up application form here:

http://staging.iacentre.org.sg/wp content/uploads/2012/08/Training_Grant_forms1.pdf

Instructions for completion of application:
Please complete all sections of the application form by writing or typing in
BLOCK LETTERS.
Certified true copies of citizenship status, educational certificates and
transcripts, testimonials, medical report and other relevant documents must
attached to application
Any misrepresentation of information or wilful suppression of material facts
will lead to disqualification of the application and if awarded, to termination of
the grant.
All applications are subject to the evaluation and approval of the Microsoft
Scholarship and Certification Training Grant Review Panel. Application that is
incomplete or lack of documentary proof will not be entertained.
All documents submitted in support of your application will not be returned to
you.
IA Centre and Microsoft Singapore shall not enter into correspondence with
applicants on the reasons for non-selection of applicant.
Please submit application and all necessary required documents to:
Infocomm Accessibility Centre
2 Peng Nguan Street
SPD Ability Centre
Singapore 168955
                           
Microsoft Unlimited Potential Professional Certification Examination Grant / Infocomm Accessibility Centre, Society
for the Physically
Disabled
-                       - - Page no longer exists; might not be offered anymore                          
Microsoft Youthspark Scholarship/ Infocomm Accessibility Centre, Society for the Physically Disabled The Microsoft YouthSpark Scholarship seeks to nurture and develop candidates who demonstrate excellent academic credentials, strong leadership potential, and a passion for creativity, higher learning and innovation.                         Interested candidates can download the Application Form.
http://www.iacentre.org.sg/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/MS-Scholarship_AppForm_v3.pdf

Application for the Microsoft YouthSpark Scholarship is now open till 6 May 2015. Late applications will not be entertained.

What to submit:

NRIC or certified copies of PR citizenship
Medical certification for permanent disabilities
Academic record and transcripts
Acceptance letter from the tertiary institution
CV and/or resumŽ / outstanding extra-curricular activities records / list of referees
Other records of personal achievements
Please send in your application and other supporting documents via:

Fax:       +65 6236 6396 (attention to Ms Jane Yeo)
E-mail:  scholarship@spd.org.sg
Address: 2 Peng Nguan Street, SPD Ability Centre, Singapore 168955
Enquiries
Please contact Jane Yeo at 6579 0745 (phone) or scholarship@spd.org.sg (email)
Scholarship previously listed as Unlimited Potential Scholarship; now renamed as Youthspark Scholarship                          
Employment Placement Programme/ Bizlink To assist PWDs to secure job placements in the open market
To provide job support and follow-up services to enable the disabled employee to adapt and adjust well to the work environment

BizlinkÕs placement officers work closely with employers to understand job scopes, the work environment, and to address issues with relevant staff who work together with the disabled individual. They will also look into building safety and accessibility of facilities such as transportation.
Interviews are arranged with employers once potential candidates are matched with jobs. Placement officers also ensure that reasonable terms and conditions of employment are discussed.
Once a job match is complete, BizlinkÕs placement officers will ensure the newly employed PWDs are transited smoothly into the job by providing one to two weeks of job coaching and orientation.
Employers are also advised on work station modification and assistive devices, and the application of available funds that facilitate the employment of PWDs.

Must be a Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident
          From the age of 16 years and above   Have a permanent disability    
Employers who have manpower needs can consider this pool of workers.


Online application

For job seeker, please click here.
http://www.bizlink.org.sg/component/chronoforms/?chronoform=online_registration

For employer who wish to post a job, please click here.
http://www.bizlink.org.sg/component/chronoforms/?chronoform=postajob

For more information, please email to info@bizlink.org.sg or fax to 6449 5694.
                           
  EMPLOYMENT DEVELOPMENT CENTRES
MINDS has several services and facilities for our pupils after they graduate from MINDS Schools at the age of 18. The core of our adultsÕ services is to develop the vocational skills and employability of our clients so as to enable them to maximise their potential and fulfill their aspirations. We also aim to advance the development and well-being of adults with intellectual disability, as well as to empower them to participate as fully as possible in society.

PROGRAMMES

Upon their graduation from MINDS School, our pupils either proceed to be admitted to our Employment Development Centres (EDCs) or Training and Development Centres (TDCs) for vocational and social skills training.  

MINDS EDCs were set up to promote the social and economic integration of adults with intellectual disabilities, aged 18 years and above, into gainful mainstream activities, so as to enable them to lead a meaningful life independently. The EDCs serve individuals who are independent in their daily living skills of self-maintenance, such as personal hygiene, grooming etc. The activities of the EDCs are geared towards programmes that empower the vocational ability of our clients. MINDS currently has three EDCs serving about 1,000 clients.

For adults with intellectual disability who requires higher level of support and greater specialised intervention, MINDS TDCs deliver more than a typical Day Activity Centre – they provide training in Activities of Daily Living Skills, Community Living Skills, Social and Recreational Skills as well as Pre-vocational Skills training programs.

MINDS four TDCs currently serve some 200 clients, allowing their families and caregivers to pursue their careers during the weekdays.

On top of running the centres and programmes for our clients, MINDS also manages a Residential Service at MINDSville@Napiri to provide accommodation, care, supervision and rehabilitation for adults with intellectual disability.

We also have a MINDS Social Enterprise department that looks into ensuring an additional avenue of securing employment for our trainees.  The department took upon itself to self-create job opportunities for our trainees.  It is ideal, but a challenge as well, to place our trainees out in the open employment, given the limited scope of things they can do and other practical factors.  The Social Enterprise projects which started back in 2000 are meant to help our trainees be engaged vocationally in something meaningful to them. 

Last but not least, to efficiently reach our mission and objectives, MINDS has a team of Allied Health Professionals (AHP), consisting of psychologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapsists, language therapists, social workers and nurses, to provide the professional care and services for our clients with special needs. 
                Individuals with intellectual disability  aged 18 years and above whom are independent in mobility and daily living skills such as toileting, feeding and personal grooming. They must have a minimum attention span of 20 minutes with no tendencies towards aggressive or destructive behaviours.    

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  Employment gives people with disabilities financial freedom and a sense of self-worth when they are a contributing member of the society. A number of our programmes are geared towards preparing people with disabilities for employment and they are supported by our Employment Support team that consists of employment support specialists, trainers, occupational therapists, assistive technology specialists and social workers.
 
Through the Employment Support Programme (ESP), we help people with physical disabilities as well as hearing and visual impairments secure open employment. In addition, job support of up to at least six months is provided to ensure that clients whom we have placed in open employment are able to adapt and cope with the job and working environment.
 
Courses on improving employability are also available. We offer training in computer skills with WSQ certification, general administrative skills and phone skills, in addition to work preparation training.
 
Eligible applicants will undergo vocational training and employment planning assessments.
Singapore citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents.           Aged 16 and above.  
Has a permanent physical and/or sensory disability.
Certified fit for work by a medical practitioner if deemed necessary by the ESP staff.
Able to commit to open employment of at least 1 year.
Is motivated to seek open employment
   

Please complete the SPD Referral Form and e-mail it to us at employment@spd.org.sg, or fax at 6236 6396, or mail it to:
SPD Employment Support Programme
20 Lengkok Bahru
#02-01
Singapore 159053

SPD Referral
http://www.spd.org.sg/upload/Content%20Page/20160310%20SPD_ReferralForm.pdf
Enquiries
For enquiries and more information, please contact:
Ms Sharon Woo
Tel: 6473 0450
Email: sharon_woo@spd.org.sg
                         
  The Integrated Child Care Programme (ICCP) provides a natural environment for children to learn, play and socialise, preparing them for future entry into mainstream education.

The progress of each child is monitored, with regular parent-teacher feedback sessions.
           
Between 2 and 6 years old
  Diagnosed with mild to moderate disabilities such as physical, hearing, visual or speech impairments or developmental delays    

Your child should be assessed for suitability for ICCP by a doctor at a Child Development Unit (CDU).
You can first have your child seen by a doctor at any polyclinic. He or she will refer you to a CDU at KK WomenÕs and ChildrenÕs Hospital (KKH), National University Hospital (NUH) or Singapore General Hospital (SGH).
 

A doctor from the CDU will then assess your child and recommend for ICCP if suitable. The doctor or medical social worker will then assist in submitting the Referral Form to SG Enable.

https://www.sgenable.sg/uploads/2013/09/EIPIC_and_ICCP_referral_form.pdf

Upon receiving a referral, an assigned staff from SG Enable will contact parents and provide relevant information for parents to make an informed decision on the choice of the ICCP centre.
The chosen ICCP centre will contact you directly within 2 months of the referral to follow up on your childÕs application.
While every effort will be made to place children in their preferred centres, acceptance into the programme at the preferred centre is subject to the number of vacancies at the centre and to the approval of the respective centre management.
                           
  The SNSS was developed by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) in partnership with the Central Provident Fund Board (CFPB) to enable parents to set aside CPF savings for the long term care of children with special needs. Under the SNSS, parents may nominate their loved one with special needs to receive a regular stream of fixed pay-outs upon the parentÕs demise.

How does the SNSS work?
At the point of nomination, parents can decide the amount of monthly payouts the child with special needs will receive upon their demise.
The minimum monthly CPF payout is $250 for each nominated child with special needs. Parents may decide on a higher quantum.
There is no minimum balance sign up for SNSS. However,
a participating parentÕs CPF savings upon his/her demise must be sufficient to support a yearÕs worth of payout. (For eg, a minimum monthly payout is S$250 x 12 months = S$3000). If, upon the parents' demise this condition is not met, the CPF savings will be disbursed as a lump sum to the nominee.
Without the SNSS nomination, a deceased personÕs CPF savings in the Ordinary, Special, Medisave and Retirement Accounts are distributed to their nominee(s) as a once-off lump sum payment in cash if he had made a Cash nomination. If the deceased person did not make any nomination, his CPF savings will be transferred to the Public Trustee for distribution to his family members in accordance with the intestacy laws or inheritance certificate (for Muslims).
When the parent passes on, the nominated child with special needs, who qualifies for SNSS will receive these pre-determined monthly pay-outs until the deceased parentÕs savings are exhausted.
BOTH parents of an eligible child with special needs may apply for the scheme for the benefit of the same child.

The parent or an appointed legal guardian of the child with special needs
Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident
Individuals with disabilities has to either:

The parent or an appointed legal guardian of the child with special needs
Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident
Individuals with disabilities has to either:
             
Require assistance in at least one Activity of Daily Living (ADL*); or
Attend or have attended a Special Education (SPED) school
*The six ADLs are washing, dressing, feeding, toileting, mobility and transferring.
      Parents can download the application form (PDF) (https://www.sntc.org.sg/Documents/CSC.MSF.SNTC/Documents/form_snss_application.pdf) and send the completed form to SNTC via mail, email or fax. The application must be sent with copies of the following:
Nominating applicantÕs NRIC (front and back)
ChildÕs NRIC and Birth Certificate
School Certification Letter (PDF) (https://www.sntc.org.sg/Documents/CSC.MSF.SNTC/Documents/form_snss_annexA_school_certification_letter.pdf) (if attending or have attended a SPED school); or DoctorÕs Assessment Report (PDF) (https://www.sntc.org.sg/Documents/CSC.MSF.SNTC/Documents/form_snss_annexB_doctors_assessment.pdf); or Functional Assessment Report (PDF) (https://www.sntc.org.sg/Documents/CSC.MSF.SNTC/Documents/Functional-Assessment-Report.pdf)
For assistance with the DoctorÕs Assessment Report, please contact the doctor of your choice before your visit to ensure that he/she provides the assessment service. You can also refer to the list of Appointed Medical Assessors (https://www.sntc.org.sg/Documents/CSC.MSF.SNTC/Documents/form_snss_annexC_appointed_medical_assessors.pdf) if you are unable to find a suitable doctor.