Enhancement for Active Seniors (EASE)
The EASE programme is part of the Home Improvement Programme (HIP), offered from July 2012. It is also offered separately under EASE (Direct Application). Improvement items installed in your flat through EASE can make it more elder-friendly, and improve mobility and comfort for elderly residents.
Read on for more details on the benefits of EASE, the eligibility criteria, and the application procedure.
EASE (Direct Application)
If you wish to get your flat improvements earlier without having to wait for the Home Improvement Programme (HIP), or if your block did not qualify for HIP, you can choose to opt for EASE (Direct Application).
EASE (Direct Application) was rolled out to all towns in March 2013. As of 1 August 2014, the age criterion has been lowered to allow more seniors to benefit. The EASE package has also been expanded to cover the improvement items to the second toilet.
Submit your application
There are 3 ways to submit your application:
- EASE (Direct Application) e-Service
- HDB Branch
You are required to submit a Functional Assessment Report (PDF, 407KB) if you are a Singapore Citizen flat owner with at least one member in the household aged between 60 and 64 years who requires assistance for one or more of the Activities of Daily Living (ADL).
The Functional Assessment Report for the elderly aged between 60 and 64 years old must be endorsed by a qualified assessor such as a Singapore Medical Council fully registered doctor, and must be submitted together with your application form.
If you have additional questions concerning EASE (Direct Application), you can call our toll-free hotline at 1800-933-2990 from 8:00am to 5:00pm on weekdays (excluding Public Holidays).
You may also refer to the EASE leaflet which contains important information that you need to know for direct application for EASE. You can also view or download a copy of the EASE leaflet (PDF, 586KB).
Video clips on the EASE improvement items and procedures are also available for your viewing.