At a Glance

If you are an immediate family member of a loved one who has lost mental capacity, you can apply under a simplified track of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) to withdraw funds from their bank accounts to care for their (and their dependents’) urgent needs.

Withdraw up to $5,000 in emergency funds

One-time withdraw of up to S$5,000 in emergency funds, while you seek other forms of assistance.

 

3 Steps to Apply

We worked with the Family Justice Courts (FJC) to design a 3-step application process. Here’s an overview so you’ll know what to expect at every step. You should typically receive a response within three working days of the submission of the application, if the application is in order.


Medical Check

Bring your loved one to a registered medical practitioner in Singapore for medical assessment to confirm that they have lost mental capacity. The doctor will prepare a medical report certifying this.

The doctor will submit the medical report and an email notification of this will be sent to you.


Your CHECKLIST





Your loved one's NRIC (or passport and FIN if not a citizen/PR)



Your NRIC (or passport and FIN if not a citizen/PR)



Fees for the medical report, to be paid directly to the doctor



Application (First Bank Visit)

Once you receive a notification, head to any of these 6 POSB branches.

We will then assist you with making your application for emergency funds.


Your CHECKLIST





Proof of your relationship (Marriage, Birth or Adoption Certificate)



Your Birth Certificate and NRIC (or passport and FIN if not a citizen/PR)



Your SingPass login details and a valid email account



$40 application fee to FJC (payable online)



Medical report (valid for up to 6 months)



Fund Release (Second Bank Visit)

Once FJC grants your application, a Court Order will be sent to you by email.

Present the Court Order at the same POSB Branch you visited and we will be able to release the funds.


Your CHECKLIST





Your NRIC (or passport and FIN if not a citizen/PR)



Court Order email from FJC

 

More Helpful Info

You can make your application at these POSB branches.

TOA PAYOH CENTRAL
480 Toa Payoh Lorong 6
#01-09 HDB Hub
Singapore 310480
HOUGANG CENTRAL
Blk 805 Hougang Central
#01-102/104
Singapore 530805
YISHUN WEST
Blk 101 Yishun Avenue 5
#01-05 Singapore 760101
TANJONG PAGAR
Blk 1 Tanjong Pagar #01-41/44
Tanjong Pagar Plaza
Singapore 082001
BEDOK CENTRAL
Blk 213 Bedok North Street 1
#01-103
Singapore 460213
JURONG POINT
1 Jurong West Central 2
#B1-20 Jurong Point Shopping Centre
Singapore 648886


Further Enquiries
You may contact the Family Justice Courts at 63257619 or email FJCOURTS_MAINTPOS@FJCourts.gov.sg

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