Long-term financial aid for retiree hit by stroke

The ComCare Long-Term Assistance scheme gives Mr Henry Tan $500 every month, which he uses for his daily necessities and household bills. The scheme also pays for his medical bills. He also gets an additional $750 every three months under the Silver
The ComCare Long-Term Assistance scheme gives Mr Henry Tan $500 every month, which he uses for his daily necessities and household bills. The scheme also pays for his medical bills. He also gets an additional $750 every three months under the Silver Support Scheme.ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG

Retired odd-job worker Henry Tan, 70, found himself at his wits' end six years ago when he suffered a stroke that left him unable to walk.

The divorcee could no longer rely on doing odd jobs, such as painting or driving, to support himself, even after he finally regained some ability to walk two years later.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 02, 2018, with the headline 'Long-term financial aid for retiree hit by stroke'. Print Edition | Subscribe