Foreign Domestic Worker (FDW) Grant is a $120 monthly cash payment given to families who need to hire a Foreign Domestic Worker (FDW) to care for their loved ones who require permanent assistance with three or more Activities of Daily Living (ADLs).

You can use the payment to offset the cost of hiring a FDW. You may nominate yourself, or a caregiver who is 18 years old and above to receive your FDW Grant payment.

Each household is eligible for up to two FDWs caring for two different family members at any one time.

You can find more information on employment agencies in Singapore via the Ministry of Manpower’s Employment Agencies and Personnel Search.


Require Permanent Assistance With ADLs
Care recipients, including those with mental and intellectual disability, need to be assessed by a qualified assessor to be unable to perform three or more Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), as below, permanently.​​

Household Means Test
​- The care recipient should be living together with the FDW employer at the same NRIC-registered address.
​- Household monthly income per person must be ≤ $2,600.
– If you do not have any household income, annual value of property must be < $13,000.​​

Caregiver’s Training
​​Your FDW must attend AIC-approved FDW Grant caregiver’s training. Visit Caregivers Training Grant​ for the complete list of training courses.​​

Citizenship And Age

Citizenship of care recipient Age of care recipient Citizenship of FDW employer
Singaporean​ No Requirement No Requirement
Permanent Resident ≥ 65 Singaporean


FDW Employer
If you are the FDW employer, the care recipient must be your spouse; parent/parent-in-law; grandparent/grandparent-in-law; child/child-in-law; grandchild/grandchild-in-law; or sibling/sibling-in-law. ​​​​


1. Employ an FDW to care for the care recipient
You must be able to hire an FDW first, with the Ministry of Manpower’s approval.
​​2. Send your FDW for an AIC-approved caregiver training course
Click here to select a course.
3. Submit your Household Means-Test Declaration to MOH Holdings
Download the Means-Test Declaration Form
​​ 4. Prepare your FDW Grant Application Form and Supporting Documents
Download the Application Form For Schemes Administered By Agency For Integrated Care, Functional Assessment Report and Terms and Conditions
5. Pleas e Submit Your FDW Grant Application Documents To AIC

Send the completed application, Functional Assessment Report and photocopied documents to AIC at:

Agency For Integrated Care
No. 7 Maxwell Road #04-01
Annex B, MND Complex
Singapore 069111

You can also e-mail these documents to, or submit them at any of our AICare Links located here.

Note: If you are already under FDW Grant and would like to change your details, please use this Change in Application Details form.

After your application submission

AIC will inform you of the application outcome in writing.

If your application is approved, AIC will deposit $120 into the nominated bank account on a monthly basis. Please contact us at 1800-650-6060 if you have not received your payment by the end of the month.

Click here for the application guide.

Note: For a structured eldercare training programme for caregivers (including Foreign Domestic Workers), please click here.​

If you don’t want to be under FDW Grant, download and submit this form to AIC.