NOTICE PAPER NO. 1883
NOTICE OF QUESTION FOR ORAL ANSWER
FOR THE SITTING OF PARLIAMENT ON OR AFTER 9 MAY 2023
Name and Constituency of Member of Parliament
Assoc Prof Jamus Jerome Lim
MP for Sengkang GRC
Question No. 4513
To ask the Minister for Health what are the specific operational guidelines that are not eligibility criteria, including income thresholds and the number of recipients per household, provided by the Ministry to the MediFund committees as they consider requests for assistance.
While the Ministry of Health provides guidelines on MediFund assessment, such as means-testing and amount of assistance provided, the MediFund Committees have full discretion to deviate from these guidelines and take into account other factors and family circumstances when assessing applications. There are no guidelines on the number of MediFund recipients per household.