I am a senior
I am a senior
Saving jobs and livelihoods
For senior workers
  • Higher CPF contribution rates from 2022, gradually increasing till 2030
  • Wage offsets for employers who hire senior workers earning up to $4,000 a month
  • Grant for employers who provide part-time re-employment to eligible senior workers
Going digital

Seniors Go Digital

  • Supporting seniors to adopt digital skills
  • One-to-one coaching and small-group learning
  • Financial support for lower-income seniors to own devices

Virtual Digital Clinics

  • One-on-one consultation with a volunteer on basic digital skills
  • Weekly from 15 May to 18 July
  • Available in English, Malay, Mandarin and Tamil

Digital Pods

  • Classes on essential digital skills
  • From learning about features on your phone to social media and protecting yourself from risks
  • 40 short classes streamed live online twice weekly

Digital Ambassadors

  • 1,000 Ambassadors will reach out to 100,000 seniors by March 2021 to teach them basic digital skills
Helping families manage expenses and retire well
$5.9 Billion Enhanced Care and Support Package, Solidarity Payments and Utilities Credit

One-off cash payouts

  • $600 cash for all Singaporeans aged 21 and above in April 2020
  • Additional $300 or $600 in cash in June 2020, depending on income

More support for household expenses

  • Doubled GST Voucher—U-Save rebates for all eligible HDB householdsf
  • 2.5 times more rebates for households with 5 or more members

More help for lower income

  • $400 grocery vouchers over the next two years
  • $3,000 Workfare Special Payment for lower-income workers

Just for seniors

  • $100 cash top-up for Singaporeans aged 50 years and above in June 2020

Enhanced Silver Support Scheme

  • More will qualify from 1 January 2021 onwards
  • All Singaporeans aged 65 and above in 2021 will be automatically assessed for eligibility

Matched Retirement Savings Scheme

  • Dollar-for-dollar Matching (Cash top-ups to CPF Retirement Account)
  • Up to $600 annually from 2021 to 2025
  • For lower- to middle-income Singaporeans aged 55 to 70 who cannot meet the Basic Retirement Sum


  • Workfare Income Supplement: Up to $4,000 a year for lower-income Singaporeans
  • Workfare Skills Support: $500 award per full qualification for lower-income Singaporeans from July 2020
  • Workfare Special Payment of $3,000 in cash (applications ended in December 2020)


Stay updated on Budget 2021 at the Singapore Budget website

A home for every working Singaporean
Monetising your house for retirement needs

Lease Buyback Scheme

  • Sell part of your flat’s lease to HDB and continue living in it, top up your CPF Retirement Account, and get a cash bonus of up to $30,000

Silver Housing Bonus

  • Sell your existing house and buy a 3-room or smaller flat. You can use the proceeds to top up your CPF Retirement Account, and get cash bonus of up to $30,000

Home Improvement Programme

  • About 55,000 flats built between 1987 and 1997 will be selected for HIP
  • Under HIP, essential improvements (e.g. repair of spalling concrete, and replacement of pipes and sockets with clothing drying racks) are fully funded
Building a sustainable Singapore

HDB Green Towns Programme

  • Reducing energy consumption with solar panels and smart LED lighting
  • Recycling rainwater with Urban Water Harvesting System
  • Reducing ambient temperature with cool paint and more greenery

Energy-efficient households

  • 1 to 3-room HDB households will receive $150 vouchers to buy energy-efficient refrigerators and $50 vouchers for water-efficient shower fittings

Stay updated on Budget 2021 at the Singapore Budget website

Affordable and quality healthcare for all

Affordable COVID-19 treatments and medications

  • Free COVID-19 vaccinations for all Singaporeans and long-term residents by end-2021
  • Subsidised treatments when you see a doctor at Public Health Preparedness Clinics or polyclinics for respiratory illnesses
  • Find your nearest PHPC clinic
  • $5 for Pioneer Generation and Merdeka Generation seniors; $10 for all Singaporeans and PRs, as well as eligible work permit holders

Care closer to homes

  • There are about 1,100 CHAS GP clinics, 20 polyclinics, 10 public acute hospitals and 5 public community hospitals providing subsidised care to all Singaporeans
  • By 2030, there will be 32 polyclinics, up from 20 today
  • We will also have a total of 12 public acute hospitals and 8 public community hospitals
  • CHAS GP clinics are within 10 minutes from every HDB flat by public transport
  • Check out where Singapore’s new care facilities are

Subsidised screenings and vaccinations

Screen for Life

  • Pay $0 to $5 for chronic disease and selected cancer screenings
  • For all eligible Singaporeans

More coverage for your healthcare needs

Pioneer and Merdeka Generation Packages

CareShield Life


  • Assistance scheme which provides up to $250 a month in cash for severely disabled
  • For eligible severely disabled, lower-income Singapore Citizens aged 30 and above

Quality healthcare that every Singaporean can afford

Government Subsidies

  • Up to 80% subsidy for treatments and medications for all Singaporeans at public healthcare institutions

MediShield Life

  • Basic health insurance for large healthcare bills
  • Coverage for life


  • National savings scheme which covers selected healthcare expenses
  • From January 2021, higher MediSave withdrawal limit of $700 for persons with complex chronic conditions


Helping seniors age with good health

Subsidies for senior care

Seniors' Mobility and Enabling Fund

  • Seniors' Mobility and Enabling Fund subsidies for mobility and assistive devices, and home healthcare items

ElderCare Fund

  • Subsidies for long-term care services
  • $750 million top-up in 2020 to help more seniors

Enhanced support for caregivers

Caregiver Support Action Plan

  • Financial support, including home caregiving grant of $200 a month
  • Resources to help seniors access care services
  • Short-term care options for caregivers who need a short break
  • Training for caregivers
  • Workplace support

Ageing in the community

  • Since 2015, 4,100 day-care places, 3,400 home care places, and 3,900 nursing home beds have been added
  • Learn about the different senior care facilities
  • 10 Active Ageing Hubs in HDB developments to serve the social and care needs of seniors by end-2020
  • 50 Silver Zones by 2023 to provide safer streets for seniors with extended traffic light green man timings and lower speed limits
Reliable, accessible and affordable public transport

Affordable transport

  • More than $1 subsidy per journey for all
  • More concessions for students, NSFs, seniors, persons with disabilities and needy Singaporeans
  • 450,000 Public Transport Voucher worth $10 each to benefit 1 in 5 households (Application deadline: 31 January 2021)
  • Calculate your fare

Greater convenience for all

  • 200km of covered walkways to get from public transport nodes to your home, school and places like clinics
  • More inclusive transport for all, such as Priority Queues, Priority Cabins and wheelchair-accessible facilities

Stay updated on Budget 2021 at the Singapore Budget website