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Home Caregiving Grant

 The Home Caregiving Grant (HCG) replaces the Foreign Domestic Worker (FDW) Grant from October 2019.

The HCG 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).

HCG 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.

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 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 without income

 

·         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.

*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) 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:

(i)  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 assessment:

Therapy Hub

Location 

Contact Details 

Charges 

AWWA Ltd

9 Lorong Napiri, S(547532)

ahpoutsource@awwa.org.sg
Tel: 65115200

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 

SPD Ability Centre @ 2 Peng Nguan Street (Tiong Bahru), S(168955)

SPD@Toa Payoh at 249 Kim Keat Link, #01-83, S(310249)

RC_HQ_admin@spd.org.sg;
Tel: 6579 0764 / 6579 0757



RC_TPY_admin@spd.org.sg;
Tel: 6259 0669

Thye Hua Kuan

THK Pan-Disability Centre @ Blk 3, Eunos Crescent #01-2577, S(400003)

eupdc@thkmc.org.sg
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 at: 

Agency For Integrated Care
Singapore Post Centre Post Office
P.O. Box 1173
Singapore 914040

You can also e-mail these documents to apply@aic.sg or submit them at any AIC Links.​

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Last Reviewed On Thu, Oct 3, 2019

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