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Singapore Government

Medium-term to short-term ComCare scheme applicant

Medium-term to short-term ComCare scheme applicant


Published On
17 Feb 2014
Question

Mr Chen Show Mao
MP for Aljunied GRC


To ask the Minister for Social and Family Development with  regard  to  the  medium-term  to  short-term  ComCare schemes for each year from 2009-2013

(a) how many recipients are there on these schemes at year end;

(b) how many applicants are assessed for these schemes;

(c)  how  many  have  been  successful;  and  

(d)  how  many applicants in each of the above categories from (a) to (c) are aged 55 years and above.


Written Answer

The relevant data for ComCare short- to medium- Term assistance are shown in the following tables.

Table 1: Applicants for ComCare Short- to Medium-Term Assistance

Year

No. of applicants

No. of applicants aged 55 years and above

 

2009

29,138

8,357

2010

23,322

7,101

2011

26,249

8,856

2012

31,173

10,724

2013

33,767

11,970


Table 2: Successful Applicants for ComCare Short- to Medium-Term Assistance

Year

No. of  successful applicants

No. of  successful applicants aged 55 years and above

 

2009

14,255

2,931

2010

10,840

2,745

2011

12,537

3,444

2012

19,023

5,514

2013

21,955

6,815

Table 3: Active Beneficiaries on ComCare Short- to Medium-Term Assistance as at December of each year

Year

No. of active beneficiaries as at end Dec

 

No. of active beneficiaries aged 55 years and above as at end Dec

2009

5,994

1,386

2010

4,595

1,325

2011

6,571

1,933

2012

10,431

3,149

2013

12,535

4,202

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