Compulsory CareShield Life for all born in 1980 or later starts on Oct 1

CareShield Life will pay a fixed monthly amount of at least $600 for the duration of the disability.
CareShield Life will pay a fixed monthly amount of at least $600 for the duration of the disability.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

SINGAPORE - A new compulsory national long-term care insurance comes into force on Thursday (Oct 1) for all residents born in 1980 or later. Called CareShield Life, it provides payouts for people who are severely disabled.

Straits Times Senior Health Correspondent Salma Khalik answers questions on this new scheme.

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