The Silver Support Scheme is the latest addition to our social safety nets. It is part of a wider suite of schemes (e.g. healthcare subsidies, GST voucher and Workfare) that the Government has put in place in recent years to support elderly Singaporeans.
The Silver Support Scheme provides a quarterly cash supplement to the bottom 20% of Singaporeans aged 65 and above. These are individuals who had low incomes through life and who currently have little or no family support.
Elderly Singaporeans who qualify for Silver Support will automatically receive their cash supplement. There is no need to apply.
Silver Support will benefit more than 140,000 elderly Singaporeans in 2017.