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Strengthening ElderShield safety net: More to be done?

Consider covering mental, not just physical, disability; have higher payouts of longer duration; and make claims process simpler

In 2013, 48-year-old Ms Chan began making ElderShield claims for her disabled mother, receiving $300 each month to pay for supplies such as adult diapers and special lotion prescribed by a doctor.

Early this year, the funds stopped, having reached the end of the five-year payout term that applied in this case. But her mother's needs remained - along with their costs.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 22, 2018, with the headline 'Strengthening ElderShield safety net: More to be done?'. Print Edition | Subscribe