Frequently Asked Questions
Can an adult learner with disability apply for this fund more than once?
There is no limit to the number of applications that a person with disability can make within the year. However, the total funded amount for each person with disability is capped at $1,000, with funding for purchase of learning devices capped at $500.
What are the courses supported?
Are online courses also supported?
The fund supports SkillsFuture courses, continual learning and education by CET centres, educational institutions (i.e., Institute of Technical Education, Polytechnics, Universities,
private IHLs (e.g., Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts)), selected training programmes offered by Social Service Agencies, and any course stated on SG Enable’s website. Learning in various modes, including online, are supported.
What if the course that I want to attend is not listed on the website?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with details of your selected course for their consideration.
Include course name, name of training providers, and the website address/URL of the selected course.
Can persons with disabilities apply for the fund to defray the cost of purchasing a learning device?
Persons with disabilities can apply for the fund (up to $500) to defray the cost of purchasing a learning device that is required for a course that they are attending.
The learning device cannot be purchased on its own.
Can an adult learner with disability leverage on this fund on top of his/her SkillsFuture credits?
Yes, this fund can be used with other existing government grants to defray out-of-pocket expenses relating to course fees, learning support services, and/or learning devices.
Will there be Means Testing?
The fund will not be means-tested, which is in line with the spirit of promoting lifelong learning via the SkillsFuture credits.
How do you verify if an applicant is a person with disability?
Applicants will need to have proof in any of the following documents:
- Persons with Disabilities Concession Card
- Proof of membership in a disability social service agency, or
- A doctor's memo certifying a permanent disability
Can this fund support stroke survivors and/or persons with brain injury?
Yes, if the injury results in certified permanent disabilities such as physical disabilities, sensory disabilities (e.g., visual impairment/hearing loss), and intellectual disabilities.
Why does the fund only support persons with disabilities who are 18 years old and above?
This fund aims to encourage persons with disabilities to continue learning in their post-school years.
This fund will also support young adults with disabilities aged between 18 to 25 years old, who do not qualify for SkillsFuture credits yet.
When is the application period?
Applications for the Fund are open between 3 December 2021 to 31 December 2022. Apply here.