26 Jun '14, 3am

#Pioneer scheme ramps up aid for elderly disabled #PGP #health

SINGAPOREANS in the Pioneer Generation who need help with getting around and looking after themselves will get an extra $100 a month from September. The Pioneer Generation Disability Assistance Scheme, first announced in February, is meant to help this group with expenses such as medical and home care bills, or even the cost of hiring a domestic worker. Announcing this yesterday, Senior Minister of State for Health Amy Khor said: "We are hoping to have as smooth an application process as possible." About 9,000 citizens will be told by mail that they have been included in the scheme. People who automatically qualify include those currently getting help under ElderShield, the Interim Disability Assistance Programme for the Elderly, and the Foreign Domestic Worker Grant. Other applicants must first be asswessed by any fully registered doctor, nurse, physiotherapist or occupat...

Full article: http://www.cpf.gov.sg/imsavvy/infohub_article.asp?readid=...

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