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INTRODUCTION TO INTERIM DISABILITY ASSISTANCE PROGRAMME FOR THE ELDERLY (IDAPE)

The ​Interim Disability Assistance Programme For the Elderly (IDAPE) is an assistance scheme that was set up in 2002 for a small group of seniors who were not eligible for ElderShield at the time because they were too old or had pre-existing disabilities. 


If these seniors develop severe disability, they can receive $150 or $250 monthly cash payout (depending on their financial circumstances) for up to 72 months. 


There is no restriction on how the payments should be used, as long as they are used for the care of the disabled IDAPE claimant. For example, you can use the payment for the following:

  • ​Medical bills
  • ​Nursing costs
  • Hiring a foreign domestic worker (FDW) as a helper to care for the disabled IDAPE claimant
    Nursing costs
  • Hiring of a foreign domestic worker (FDW) as a helper to care for the disabled IDAPE claimant

You may nominate yourself, a caregiver who is 18 years old and above, or a nursing home that you are residing in to receive your IDAPE payment.


HOW TO QUALIFY

If you are applying for IDAPE, you must meet the following criteria:

HOW TO APPLY


​​​​1. Submit your Household Means-Test Declaration to MOH Holdings
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Download the Means-Test Application Form​​​​ 


2. Prepare your IDAPE Application Form and Supporting Documents
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Download the Application Form For Schemes Administered by Agency for Integrated Care​​ and Terms and Conditions​.


3. Contact an IDAPE-appointed Assessor for Disability Assessment

The assessor will provide the IDAPE Assessor Statement. Click here​​ for the list of assessors. 

The assessor will conduct the disability assessment and collect an assessment fee from you. 

​​Type of ​Assessment ​​Born before 
 1 Oct 1932
Born on or after 
1 Oct 1932
You pay:​ ​
​Visit to the appointed assessor​$10​$50
​House call​$40​$150



​​4. Ple​as​e Submit Your IDAPE Application Documents To The Assessor

​​The assessor will submit the documents to AIC directly.


AIC will inform you of the application outcome in writing.


If your application is successful, AIC will deposit payment into the nominated bank account on a monthly basis and reimburse the full assessment fee to you. Please contact us at 1800-650-6060 if you have not received your payment by the end of the month.​


Note: If you are already under IDAPE and would like to change your details, please use this ​​Change in Application Details form​.​​ ​


Click ​here​ for ​the IDAPE application guide.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Interim Disability Assistance Programme for the Elderly (IDAPE) for seniors with severe disability to receive $150 or $250 monthly cash payout for up to 72 months.
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Interim Disability Assistance Programme for the Elderly (IDAPE) for seniors with severe disability to receive $150 or $250 monthly cash payout for up to 72 months.
Interim Disability Assistance Programme for the Elderly