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Eldershield insurance scheme changes 2007

The Eldershield disability insurance scheme, which was initiated by the Singapore government in 2002, will undergo changes in September 2007. Before this, the programme provided a monthly payout of $300 for up to 60 months (5 years) to severely disabled elderly persons who, due to accidents or illnesses, became incapable of simple daily activities.

From September 2007, the scheme will be reformed with the following changes: