Home Caregiving Grant

Get up to $400 in monthly cash payouts if you are a Singaporean who is caring for a loved one with moderate to severe disabilities.

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Home Caregiving Grant (HCG)

The Home Caregiving Grant (HCG) gives a monthly cash payout $250 or $400 to Singaporeans who are caring for their loved ones with moderate to severe disabilities.

This grant replaces the Foreign Domestic Worker (FDW) Grant


Receive cash payouts of $250 or $400 per month to care for your loved one. You may use the payouts for the following services:

  • Home Care 
  • Specialised Care Services 
  • Home Nursing Procedures 
  • Home Therapy Sessions 
  • Hiring a Foreign Domestic Worker 
  • Other eldercare costs 

Find out more about existing government grants and subsidies you can get via our Policy Summary Page.


To be eligible for HCG, the care recipient must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a Singapore Citizen or
  • Permanent Resident (with a parent, child or spouse who is a Singapore Citizen)
  • Live in Singapore
  • Means Tested
  • Household monthly income per person is $2,800 or less; or
  • Annual value of property for household without income is $13,000 or less
  • Not in a residential long-term care institution (e.g. nursing home)
  • Care recipient require some assistance with at least 3 of the 6 Activities of Daily Living.
    • Washing
    • Dressing
    • Feeding
    • Toileting
    • Mobility
    • Transferring

How to use the Home Caregiving Grant

Homage offers a wide range of interim caregiving solutions, including cancer care, dementia care and end-of-life care, so that your loved ones can get access to the care they need in the comfort of their homes. 

You may use the Home Caregiving Grant to purchase professional home care services from Homage. Here’s a list of home care services offered by Homage that’s eligible for subsidy: 

Homage services applicable for subsidies

Homage is an official government provider for Interim Caregiver Services in Singapore. You may use MediSave for the following Homage services, under the Home Caregiving Grant scheme: 

Home Care
Assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) such as eating, bathing, getting dressed, toileting, transferring and continence.

Home Nursing
Our home nursing services range from private nursing, IV drip, wound dressing, NGT feeding, urine bag drainage and more.

Home Therapy
To support your rehabilitation and recovery efforts through personalised exercise and therapy treatment sessions.

Specialised Care
From Dementia Care to Cancer Care, get the most relevant care support in response to your medical condition. 

Maximise your Home Caregiving Grant by purchasing Homage’s prepaid packages at a discounted rate. With a monthly payout of $200 -$400, you may purchase the following services:

  • 10-Hour Prepaid Home Care Package ($220) 
  • 10-Hour Nursing Care Package ($270)
  • Home Therapy Sessions ($180/session) 
  • In-Person Care Assessment ($60/session)

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How to apply

Step 1: Undergo disability assessment

Visit a General Practitioner (GP) to obtain a Functional Assessment Report (FAR) *. The cost of an assessment varies, so do contact your preferred assessor for more information.

 If you have applied for other severe disability schemes such as IDAPE/ElderFund, CareShield Life and MediSave Care, you do not need to obtain the FAR. Instead, contact an MOH-accredited severe disability assessor

Step 2: Apply online via the AIC website

Login to AIC’s website with your Singpass or email them at [email protected]. You may also walk in to their office to request a hardcopy application form. If you are applying on behalf of a loved one who lacks mental capacity, you mayrefer to this website for more details.

More useful resources on Home Caregiving Grant

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