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How is ElderFund different from MediFund or ComCare?



ElderFund is a discretionary assistance scheme, targeted at lower-income Singapore Citizens who have developed severely disability, while MediFund is mainly to help patients who are unable to cope with medical bills (including those who have developed disability or severe disability), and ComCare is mainly to provide social assistance to low-income individuals or families.

Government-funded safety nets such as MediFund and ComCare will provide assistance to Singaporeans who are unable to pay for their care even after Government subsidies and other means of support.

If you have challenges meeting your long-term care needs, you should approach a medical social worker at your long-term care provider, or the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) for more advice and assistance. Alternatively, if you are already being assisted by a social worker from the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) with your daily living expenses, you may also seek help from your current social worker for your long-term care costs.

MOH and MSF will work closely together to ensure that Singaporeans who need financial assistance do not need to undergo unnecessary hurdles in seeking assistance for their healthcare, long-term care and daily living expenses. 

This information provided here is sourced from the MOH website.

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