The scheme enables families who employ full-time Foreign Domestic Workers (FDW) to look after their loved ones with disabilities to pay a lower monthly concessionary FDW levy of $60 (instead of $265), if they are eligible.
As part of our efforts to continually improve our processes and easing application processes for caregiver support schemes, we have introduced the Client Assessment Form (CAF) for the application for the FDW Levy Concession for caregivers of persons with cognitive impairments such as Intellectual Disabilities (ID) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Who is Eligible?
- The care recipient must be a Singapore Citizen
- The care recipient must be aged 16 to 64 years old
(Care recipients aged 15 and below are under the Young Child Scheme, care recipients aged 65 and above are under the Aged Person Scheme.)
For questions on FDW employment and Levy Concession (Young Child and Aged Person Schemes), please visit www.mom.gov.sg or call 6438 5122.
- The care recipient must be living together with the FDW employer at the same NRIC-registered address
- The care recipient, including those with *cognitive impairments is assessed to require support with at least 1 Activity of Daily Living (ADL) via either the Functional Assessment Report (FAR) or CAF.
*Care recipients with ID or ASD can choose to have their level of support needs for ADL assessed via the CAF.
How to Apply?
1) Get approval from the Ministry of Manpower
You will need approval from the Ministry of Manpower to be able to hire a FDW. You may visit www.mom.gov.sg for more information.
2) Download one of the following forms and have it completed by the relevant professional:
(i) Application Form For Schemes Administered By Agency For Integrated Care, Functional Assessment Report. (This form has to be completed by a Singapore Medical Council (SMC) fully registered doctor, Singapore Nursing Board (SNB) registered nurse or Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) registered Physiotherapist (PT)/ Occupational Therapist (OT). The cost of an assessment may vary. You can approach your doctor or care professional for more information.)
(ii) Care recipients with ID or ASD can choose to have their level of support needs for ADL determined via the CAF. You may download a copy of the Assessment of Client on Level of Support Required for Activities of Daily Living here. (This form has to be completed by an AHPC registered PT/OT.) Care recipients who are currently students at a Special Education (SPED) school or receiving disability support services at a Voluntary Welfare Organisation (VWO) can have the assessment done onsite or be linked up to the Therapy Hubs for the CAF assessment.
Care recipients with ID or ASD who are not receiving disability services from the community may approach one of the following therapy service providers below to obtain their CAF asssessment:
||9 Lorong Napiri, S(547532)
|Charges vary between $85 and $115 at the 3 therapy service providers. You should always ask for the charges before proceeding with the assessment.
SPD Ability Centre @ 2 Peng Nguan Street (Tiong Bahru), S(168955)
Tel: 6579 0722 / 6579 0763
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, FAR or Assessment of Client on Level of Support required for Activities of Daily Living form and photocopied documents to AIC at:
Agency For Integrated Care
No. 7 Maxwell Road #04-01
Annexe B, MND Complex
You can also e-mail these documents to firstname.lastname@example.org.
1) Application Form For Schemes Administered By Agency For Integrated Care
2) Functional Assessment Report (FAR)
3) Assessment of Client on Level of Support Required for Activities of Daily Living