You may now request “Early Release of Superannuation” for medical and compassionate reasons from the ATO under certain conditions. It may also be permitted to access the superannuation funds of a parent or spouse if your funds are inadequate. The application can be done online through the MyGov portal and you can discuss your options with our Patient Liaison at your initial appointment. Please obtain financial advice before application as it may impact your income tax and benefits position. To commence the application, you will be required to have approval for surgery from your surgeon. This may facilitate access to funds for the following procedures;
Removal of Gastric band and revision to Sleeve
Gastric Bypass Operations
Aftercare Treatment and Programs
If you wish to have some additional assistance with processing a request, we have partnered with a private company called SuperCare, who can facilitate this for you.
SuperCare is an external service provider assisting individuals and family members in applying for the Government’s Early Release of Super (ERS) programme to cover surgery and medical costs.
For further information, please contact the SuperCare team on 1300 665 440 or visit the SuperCare website: mysupercare.com.au