The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Care Fund is set up to provide additional support to SAF servicemen who are severely disabled due to military service, over and above MINDEF's existing compensation and welfare frameworks. The Fund enables members of the public to make contributions and show their support to injured servicemen.
Under MINDEF's existing compensation framework, injured servicemen will receive a lump sum compensation based on the degree of permanent disability sustained. The amount is doubled for disabilities that result from military training or operations. Additional amounts are also provided to servicemen with total permanent disability who require constant care.
MINDEF will also pay for all medical expenses for the treatment of injured servicemen at government/restructured hospitals or clinics. This includes the costs of medical supplies and equipment, counselling and psychological care for as long as required by the servicemen.
MINDEF and SAF provide a broad range of welfare support to assist injured servicemen and families of deceased servicemen. Under the SAF Benevolent Fund, several types of welfare grants are provided.
Over and above the existing frameworks, the SAF Care Fund provides additional financial support to severely disabled servicemen who require long term care and support. The SAF Care Fund will rely on monies donated by the public and MINDEF will provide a one-for-one matching grant.