It was reported in The Straits Times on 25 August 2012 that senior citizens can get financial help for their rehabilitation transport cost or buy mobility devices under the Seniors’s Mobility Fund manged by Agency for Integrated Care.
To get help to pay for transport to and form a day rehabilitation centre,applicants must be at least 55 years old, wheelchair-bound and from households with a per capta income of $2200 a month or less. Per capial income is calculated by dividing the total income of a household by the number of people living there.
Those who want help with the purchase of mobility aids have to be at least 60
years old and have a per capita income of up to $1500 a month. The fund will pay up to 90% of the cost, or up to $270 for a wheelchair and $135 for a walking aid, whichever is lower.
Agency for Integrated Care can be contacted at 66036800.