20 Feb '12, 12pm

MOH to provide more support for middle income households with elderly: All part of this year's Budget to make he...

MOH to provide more support for middle income households with elderly: All part of this year's Budget to make he...

Households with a maximum income of S$2,200 per family member are now qualified to receive government subsidies … To support more elderly to be cared for at home, the qualifying per capita monthly income for subsidies for home and community-based services will be raised from S$1,400 to S$2,200, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said on Monday . Now covering two-thirds of households, subsidies will be raised to as much as 80 per cent, with the middle income seeing the highest increase. All part of this year's Budget to make healthcare more affordable and accessible to Singaporeans, MOH and the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS) will spend S$250 million annually, which is about S$60 million more towards the care of some 40,000 elderly. This represents an increase of about 30 per cent more in subsidies given out per year, benefiting 30 per cent more elderly...

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