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​​​The Government has introduced the Pioneer Generation Package to honour and thank our Pioneers for their hard work and dedication. They have made Singapore what it is today.

About 450,000 Singaporeans will benefit from the Pioneer Gen​eration Package.​​​​


What are the benefits?

The package will help Pioneers with their healthcare costs for life.

Outpatient Care 

Additional 50% off subsidised services at polyclinics and Specialist Outpatient Clinics.

Additional 50% off subsidised medications at polyclinics and Specialist Outpatient Clinics.

  • To see more details on the benefits, please c​lic​k ​​​he​​​re​​​​

Subsidy for all Singapore Citizens & Pioneers

Household monthly income per person Annual value of home for households with no income At SOCs for all ages At Polyclinics for all elderly aged 65 and above
For subsidised services For subsidised medications For subsidised services For subsidised medications​​
and below*
$13, 000 and below*70%75%​​75%
Additional 50% off
More than $2,000/Did not applyMore than $21,000/Did not apply​50%​50%​

*​ You can download the form here to apply for higher subsidies and mail it to the listed address, or pick up the form and a pre-paid busi​​ness reply envelope from your nearest Community Centre and Club (CC), Community Development Council (CDC), Polyclinic or any Public Hospital. You can also approach healthcare staff for assistance.

Even cheaper subsidised SOC fees for lower- to middle-in​come Singaporeans

  • ​Singaporeans in lower- to middle-income households enjoy higher subsidies for subsidised SOC services, and subsidised drugs.
  • Pioneers from lower- to middle-income households can also enjoy these higher subsidies, plus the additional Pioneer benefits of "50% off" their subsidised bill.
Enjoy subsidies at participating GP and dental clinics under the Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS). Do remember to bring your Pioneer Generation card along when visiting a CHAS clinic. To see the exact benefits, please click he​re.

The benefits are as follows:

Subsidy Cov​erage Subsidy Amount
Common Illnesses Up to $28.50 subsidy
Chronic Conditions under CDMP1 Simple2 Up to $90 subsidy per visit, capped at $360 subsidy per year
Complex2 Up to $135 subsidy per visit, capped at $540 subsidy per year
Selected Dental Services

$21 to $266.50 subsidy per procedure

(dependent on procedure)

Health screening under Screen For Life3 Free with Screen for Life invitation letter, for recommended screening test(s) and first post-screening consultation, if required


1 These are Diabetes, Hypertension, Lipid Disorders, Stroke, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Major Depression, Schizophrenia, Dementia, Bipolar Disorder, Osteoarthritis, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Anxiety, Parkinson's Disease, Nephritis/Nephrosis.

2 "Simple" refers to visits for a single chronic condition. "Complex" refers to visits for multiple chronic conditions, or a single chronic condition with complication(s). 

3 This refers to screening for diabetes, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol,  colorectal cancer and cervical cancer.​

To find out more about CHAS and for the latest updates, please click 
Cash of $1,200 a year for those with moderate to severe functional disabilities under the Pioneer Generation Disability Assistance Scheme. To find out more about the scheme and for latest updates, please click here.

MediShield Life

Support for all Pioneers' MediShield Life premiums with special premium subsidies of up to 60% and MediSave top-ups ($250 - $900). As a result:

-    Pioneers born in 1934 and earlier: Premiums fully covered

-    Pioneers born in 1935 to 1949: About two-thirds of premiums covered

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All Pioneers will receive annual MediSave top-ups, which range from $250-$900 depending on birth cohort. These top-ups can be used to further offset premiums. Older Pioneers with serious pre-existing conditions will receive additional MediSave top-ups of $50-$200 from 2021-2025, to help with their higher MediShield Life premiums.

1  Premiums are based on the indicative schedule of benefits and may be adjusted, such as for changes in healthcare costs. The CPFB will provide written notification on the payable MediShield Life premium (after any applicable subsidies), before premium deduction.

2  Age Next Birthday is the Pioneer's age on his/her next birthday after the policy renewal date.

3 There will be an Additional Premium of 30% if the Pioneer has serious pre-existing conditions.

4 One-off COVID-19 subsidy (Year 1) is applied in this column.


For more information on MediShield Life, please click here.


MediSave Top-ups

$250 to $900 annually for life1
More for older cohorts
2021 to 2025

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2026 and beyond

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1 The MediSave top-up has been increased from 2021 onwards (originally $200-$800). Pioneers with serious pre-existing conditions will receive additional top-ups of between $50-$200 per year from 2021 to 2025.


Pioneer Generation Disability Assistance Scheme

For Pioneers who permanently need assistance in at least three of these Activities of Daily Living:
-  Eating
-  Bathing
-  Dressing
-  Transferring
-  Toileting
-  Walking or moving around
Life-long cash assistance of $100 each month to help Pioneers with their care expenses. Please click here to find out more about the scheme.

Additional CareShield Life participation incentive

Additional $1,500 participation incentive for Pioneers who join CareShield Life when it becomes available to them in 2021.
Together with the $2,500 participation incentive announced earlier, all Pioneers will receive a total of $4,000 in participation incentives. This will be spread over ten years and used to offset their annual CareShield Life premiums, if they join CareShield Life by 31 Dec 2023.
This is in addition to any means-tested premium subsidies that Pioneers may receive.
For more information on CareShield Life, please click here


Who is Eligib​le?

    Living Singapore Citizens who meet 2 criteria:
  1. Aged 16 and above in 1965 - this means:
    • Born on or before 31 December 1949​
    • Aged 65 and above in 2014
  2. and​​​
  3. ​​Obtained citizenship on or before 31 December 1986.

Those eligible for the Pioneer Generation Package would have received a notification letter in June 2014. Please keep your NRIC address updated.

If you would like to check their eligibility, you can do a self-check here​, or call the Pioneer Generation hotline at 1800-2222-888.​​​​​

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