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Pioneer Generation Package

Pioneers receive an extra 50% off subsidised medication at Polyclinics and subsidised Specialist Outpatient Clinics (SOCs)

The Pioneer Generation Package is to honour and recognise the contributions of the Pioneer Generation in the early years of our nation-building.


For the Pioneer Generation, the Pioneer Generation Package will provide them with a greater peace of mind that their healthcare costs will be taken care of in their golden years.


About 450,000 Singaporeans will receive benefits from the Pioneer Generation Package.



What are the benefits?

The package provides the following 3 forms of benefits, which the members of the Pioneer Generation will enjoy for life:

  1. MediShield Life
  • They will receive a subsidy for their MediShield Life premiums starting from 40% at age 65, rising to 60% at age 90.
  • More details will be provided after the MediShield Life Review Committee has finalised benefits and corresponding premiums later in 2014.


  1. Outpatient care
  • Additional β€‹50% off the net bill for subsidised services at Polyclinics and subsidised Specialist Outpatient Clinics (SOCs).
  • From 2015, additional 50% off subsidised medication at Polyclinics and subsidised Specialist Outpatient Clinics (SOCs) - Applies to medication listed under the Standard Drug List and Medication Assistance Fund. Certain supplements and vitamins may not be subsidised, such as glucosamine. Refer to your bill to see which medication is subsidised.
  • All Pioneer Generation members will be placed on CHAS. Those already on CHAS will enjoy additional subsidies, which will be similar to enhancements for the Pioneer Generation at SOCs and polyclinics.
  • Pioneer Generation Disability Assistance Scheme will provide cash assistance of $1,200 a year to help those with moderate to severe functional disabilities. (Require hands-on assistance with at least 3 Activities of Daily Living).


  1. Medisave Top-ups
  • ​Receive annual Medisave top-ups of $200 to $800 for life, with older cohorts of the Pioneer Generation enjoying a larger top-up.


Age in 2014 (Birth Cohort) Annual Top-up

65-69 (1945-1949)


70-74 (1940-1944)


75-79 (1935-1939)


80+ (1934 and earlier)




Who is eligible?

The Pioneer Generation Package will be for living Singapore Citizens who meet 2 criteria:

  1. Aged 16 and above in 1965 (born on or before 31 December 1949), which also means they are aged 65 and above in 2014; and
  2. Obtained citizenship on or before 31 December 1986.



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