Quantum of Grants Disbursed Under Seniors Mobility Fund and Re-application for Replacement of Mobility Devices

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Call and Constituency of Participant of Parliament
Dr Chia Shi-Lu
MP for Tanjong Pagar GRC

Inquiry No. 3592

To ask the Preacher for Wellness (a) for the previous 3 years, what has actually been the quantum of grants disbursed under the Seniors Mobility Fund; and (b) whether the Ministry will certainly permit qualified seniors to re-apply for replacement of mobility devices after a variety of years as these things go through deterioration.

Composed Response

1      The Seniors’ & rsquo; Mobility & Enabling Fund (SMF) sustains seniors to age in position, by supplying qualified Singaporeans aged 60 years and over means-tested aids to balance out the price of assistive devices and residence medical care things. 

2        In Between 2017 and 2019, the Ministry of Wellness (MOH) disbursed $89 million in SMF aids. 

3      SMF aids are implied to sustain seniors with the acquisition of their very first gadget. Nevertheless, we acknowledge that there might be remarkable conditions, where seniors might require to acquire a replacement gadget yet have no monetary methods. In such instances, the Company for Integrated Treatment will certainly examine and authorize applications on a case-by-case basis, thinking about the elderly’& rsquo; s conditions.