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Interim Disability Assistance Programme for the Elderly (IDAPE)

Interim Disability Assistance Programme For the Elderly (IDAPE)  

The Interim Disability Assistance Programme for the Elderly (IDAPE) is an assistance scheme that was set up in 2002 for a small group of seniors who were not eligible for the ElderShield Scheme at that time because they were too old or had pre-existing disabilities. 

Under this scheme, IDAPE provides monthly cash payouts of $150 or $250 (depending on their financial circumstances) to successful applicants for up to 72 months. There is no restriction on how the payments should be used, as long as they are used for the care of the disabled IDAPE claimant.

Patient Eligibility Criteria for IDAPE are as follow:  

1. Household monthly income per person of $2,600 and below OR Annual Value (AV)^ of residence of $13,000 and below for households with no income; and  

2. Born before 30 September 1932 OR born between 1 October 1932 and 30 September 1962 (both dates inclusive) but with pre-existing disabilities as at 30 September 2002; and

^AV is the estimated annual rent of your residence (as reflected on your NRIC) if it is rented out.

3. Severely disabled (i.e. unable to perform at least three out of six ADLs)

 Idape ADLs 

IDAPE Workflow  

AIC had taken over the administration of IDAPE from 1 April 2016. To administer IDAPE assessment, the summarised workflow is as follows: 


IDAPE workflow 
idape grp A and B 
*AIC will only reimburse patients their co-payment if their IDAPE application is successful.

 For the detailed processes and fee structure, please refer to the IDAPE Assessment Step-by-Step Guide (Annex A).


IDAPE Resources* 

Title  Description 
IDAPE workflow  Overview workflow for IDAPE administration
IDAPE Assessment Step-by-Step Guide   Detailed step-by-step guide for IDAPE administration
IDAPE Assessor Statement  IDAPE Assessment form for assessment of patient’s Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
IDAPE Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)  List of frequently asked questions on  IDAPE administration and patient’s eligibility

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AIC is the one-stop contact point for IDAPE and ElderShield related matters. 
IDAPE Contact image v2  Should you have any changes in your details, please update us here under “Update of information for IDAPE” and we will inform the respective insurance companies under ElderShield.
If you wish to become an IDAPE and ElderShield assessor, please leave your contact details here under “Enquiries/ Feedback”.
For any other enquiries, please contact us at 6632 1199 or gp@aic.sg.



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