Silver Support enhancements welcome but consider indexing payouts to inflation

In 2016, the Government introduced the Silver Support Scheme, the first permanent entitlement-based scheme for old-age support in Singapore.

Silver Support significantly strengthened social protection by filling a crucial gap for the needy elderly who did not apply, or qualify, for public assistance.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 22, 2020, with the headline 'Silver Support enhancements welcome but consider indexing payouts to inflation'. Print Edition | Subscribe