Financial help from Senor’s Mobility Fund

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.