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Why is a senior not eligible for the Silver Support Scheme if he and/or his spouse together own a 5-room or larger HDB flat, private property or multiple properties?

The type of home owned is an indicator of the senior’s resources. Those who own a 5-room or larger HDB flat, private property or multiple properties are more likely to have more resources and access to additional retirement income. They would be less likely to require assistance through the Silver Support (SS) Scheme. 

There are other schemes to help seniors cope with daily expenses, finance their healthcare needs and increase their retirement savings. Even if you do not qualify for the SS, you can still benefit from many of these schemes.

Those who need additional support can turn to other forms of assistance such as ComCare and MediFund. They may wish to approach a nearby Social Service Office for assistance.