The Silver Support Scheme provides additional support for elderly Singaporeans who had low incomes through life and who now have little or no family support. There is no need to apply for Silver Support.
Who is it for
The Silver Support Scheme is targeted at the bottom 20% of Singaporeans aged 65 and above.
To be eligible for Silver Support, you must be a Singapore citizen aged 65 and above, and must meet all of the following criteria:
- Total CPF contributions of not more than $70,000 by age 55. Self-employed persons should also have an average annual net trade income of not more than $22,800 when you were between the age of 45 and 54.
- Live in an HDB flat that is 5-room or smaller.
- Not own, and not have a spouse who owns, a 5-room or larger HDB flat or private property or multiple properties.
- Live in a household with a monthly income per person of not more than $1,100.
Singaporeans will be automatically assessed for their eligibility to receive Silver Support payouts and there is no application needed.
For more information, please visit the Ministry of Manpower website.