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    Default Accessing Superannuation for IVF purposes.

    Hi all,

    I'm interested in hearing from anyone who has successfully accessed their Superannuation on compassionate grounds to pay for IVF.

    I know that it is possible to do so through the Department of Human Services, and am just after an idea of what information would need to be provided in order for them to make their decision?

    What sort of questions would we be asked? And what sort of written documentation would need to be supplied with the application?

    Any tips/tricks I need to be aware of?

    Thanks heaps

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    Hi @Blossom74 im aware of some people that have. Im not sure if you are on fb but theres a closed group for both melbourne and australia ivf support and the question and process comes up there from time to time.

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    Hey blossom. There is thread on here in regards to doing this, maybe someone can link it for you. Like all applications to withdraw super you must apply through DHS. Once approved it goes to your super provider for further assessment. They ultimately decide if the funds will be released.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blossom74 View Post
    Hi all,

    I'm interested in hearing from anyone who has successfully accessed their Superannuation on compassionate grounds to pay for IVF.

    I know that it is possible to do so through the Department of Human Services, and am just after an idea of what information would need to be provided in order for them to make their decision?

    What sort of questions would we be asked? And what sort of written documentation would need to be supplied with the application?

    Any tips/tricks I need to be aware of?

    Thanks heaps
    Hi Blossom,

    Just wondering if you have successfully accessed your super since this thread?

    My husband and I have just started the process ourselves and I am a bit nervous. We've used a company to do it on our behalf.

    Like you I'm interested in hearing from anyone that's done this.

    B xx

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlerayofsunshine87 View Post
    Hi Blossom,

    Just wondering if you have successfully accessed your super since this thread?

    My husband and I have just started the process ourselves and I am a bit nervous. We've used a company to do it on our behalf.

    Like you I'm interested in hearing from anyone that's done this.

    B xx
    Are you using supercare? I just spoke to them today and am considering applying with them but it's a big upfront fee

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    Hi @bubbles21 yes we're using Supercare. Agreed big upfront fee. But I like that you get that fee back if you are not approved. I also started to look at doing it ourselves but it was looking way to hard. So I just thought we don't need any added stress so I'll use Supercare. Will let you know how we go. So far they've been very helpful and thorough xx

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    Yeah im also considering trying myself first. Can you just tell me, do you know whether you need the 2 drs letters, 1 from gp and 1 from fs? But I remember they mentioned needing a letter from a psychiatrist. Or is it just from the gp and psychiatrist because the "problem" is a chronic mental health condition ie depression or anxiety. So confusing

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    So far I've had to get one from a psychiatrist and I have to get my gp to cosign his letter and also fill out a form. I will also have to get some from fs too.

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    Is this a psychiatrist you've actually been seeing? Or if not was he happy to sign the form after one or two sessions? I thought the only thing you needed from the fs is a quote because when I rang dhs they said the ivf isn't the treatment so a fs letter isn't needed. I think that's what confused me

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    No not one I had regularly seen. He was recommended by Supercare.


 

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