Home Caregiving Grant (HCG) replaces the Foreign Domestic Worker (FDW) Grant
from October 2019.
is an assistance scheme that is intended to help families to care for their
loved ones with moderate to severe disabilities. Eligible families may receive
a monthly grant payment of $200. The grant can be used to defray the costs of
caregiving expenses, such as the cost of caregiver support services in the
community, or hiring of a Foreign Domestic Worker (FDW).
applicants will need to have their care recipients assessed by a qualified
assessor as requiring permanent assistance with three or more Activities of
Daily Living (ADLs) for eligibility for the scheme.
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 HCG for caregivers of persons
with cognitive impairments such as Intellectual Disabilities (ID) and Autism
Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Who is Eligible?
The care recipient is a Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident
(with a parent, child or spouse who is a Singapore Citizen)
Household monthly income per person is $2,800 or less (wef
1 Aug 2019), or annual value of property is less than $13,000 for households
The care recipient, including those with
*cognitive impairments, is assessed to require support with at least 3 ADLs
via either the Functional Assessment Report (FAR) or CAF.
recipients with ID or ASD can choose to have their level of support needs for
ADL assessed via the CAF.
How to Apply?
1) Visit the MOH Household Check
website to provide consent for computation of your Means Test Results.
2) Complete the HCG Application Form
Download the Application
Form For Schemes Administered By Agency For Integrated Care.
3) Download one of the following forms and have it completed by
the relevant professional:
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
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 assessment:
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)
SPD@Toa Payoh at 249
Kim Keat Link, #01-83, S(310249)
Tel: 6579 0764 / 6579 0757
Tel: 6259 0669
Thye Hua Kuan
THK Pan-Disability Centre @ Blk 3, Eunos
Crescent #01-2577, S(400003)
Tel: 6846 1171
6) Submit your documents to AIC
Send the completed application form and the FAR or Assessment of
Client on Level of Support required for Activities of Daily Living form to AIC
Agency For Integrated Care
Singapore Post Centre Post Office
P.O. Box 1173
also e-mail these documents to firstname.lastname@example.org or
submit them at any AIC Links.