Patient Subsidy Fund – FAQs

1. When will the Patient Subsidy Fund come into effect?

The Patient Subsidy Fund will be effective on 1st January 2020.

2. Is the Patient Subsidy Fund applicable for related donor transplants?
The Patient Subsidy Fund is only applicable for Matched Unrelated Donor transplants.

3. Who is eligible for the Transplant-Related Cost Subsidy?
Patients who are Singaporeans or Permanent Residents, holding the CHAS card (Orange or Blue) or under a Medifund case, may be funded for the transplant cost. This eligibility is subjected to recommendation put forth by an accredited Medical Social Worker.

4. Who is eligible for the Post Transplant Allowance?
Patients who are Singaporeans or Permanent Residents, holding the CHAS card (Orange or Blue) or under a Medifund case, may be given up to 12 months allowance from the date of their transplant. The eligibility is subjected to recommendation put forth by an accredited Medical Social Worker.

5. How can I apply for the Patient Subsidy Fund?
The recommendation for subsidy must be made by an accredited Medical Social Worker to the BMDP. Please approach your Medical Social Worker for assistance.

6. Does the MUD Transplant-Related Cost Subsidy include the funding of GST?

The Transplant-Related Cost Subsidy will be based on 50% of the total transplant cost. It does not cover for GST payable.

7. If an eligible patient is still unable to work for more than 12 months, will there be an extension of the Post-MUD Transplant Allowance?

No, there will be no extension of the allowance.

8. Who is funding the Patient Subsidy Fund?

The funding comes from the financial donations from members of the public and corporate partners of the BMDP.

(Last updated: 16 January 2020)