The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) announced today that it will henceforth accept applications for Foreign Domestic Worker (FDW) Grant that is endorsed by a doctor registered with the Singapore Medical Council (SMC).
Prior to this, only applications endorsed by a panel of doctors, which has been appointed to assess whether an applicant require help or supervision in carrying out Activities of Daily Living (ADL), are accepted.
With this enhancement, FDW Grant applicants may now approach any SMC-registered doctor to conduct the ADL assessment. Applicants are encouraged to contact the doctor of their choice prior to the visit to ensure that the doctor provides such a service.
As of 2012, over 2,000 families have benefited from the FDW Grant.
Acting Minister for Social and Family Development, Mr Chan Chun Sing said, “Prior to this, we received feedback that it would be more convenient if one could approach their family doctor to do the ADL assessment. With this enhancement, we hope that more will find it more convenient now to apply for the FDW Grant.”
Members of the public may contact the Centre for Enabled Living (CEL) at 1800-8585 885for more information on the FDW Grant, or visit CEL at City Square Mall (180 Kitchener Road, #B2-19/20).
MINISTRY OF SOCIAL AND FAMILY DEVELOPMENT