Using up Medisave for parent
Both my parents are unemployed due to health issues and they have $0 in savings and CPF. Their only asset is the 3rm flat which we are currently living in. I (30F) am the sole breadwinner of the family with a monthly income of $3k.
I have two younger sisters who are married with kids and unemployed.
My father had heart failure 4 years ago and recently had a heart transplant. Thanks to government subsidies and social help, I was able to pay the medical bills with my Medisave and minimal cash. However, my Medisave is almost used up and no one else in my family has any Medisave left.
My father still has many recurring medical costs which are also being paid with my Medisave and I know that my Medisave is going to empty out sooner or later.
I am grateful that I do not have to fork out a lot of cash for my father’s medical bills but I can’t help feeling worried about my own future with almost no Medisave left. I don’t even dare to think about starting a new family, since I already have one family to support.
Does it have to be this way? Appreciate any sharing to know that I am not in the worst financial position right now.
Here are what netizens think:
Apply for com care for both parents. Sooner or later they will limit your medisave for your dad’s usage. So try to apply all the financial assistance available for yr parents to cover .