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 households
    • 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
    • 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)
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
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
  • ElderFund
    • 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
  • MediSave
    • National savings scheme which covers selected healthcare expenses
    • From January 2021, higher MediSave withdrawal limit of $700 for persons with complex chronic conditions
  • MediFund
Helping seniors age well in good health
Subsidies for senior care
  • 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 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
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

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