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    Quote Originally Posted by LoveLivesHere View Post
    A house deposit is not life or death. Sorry.
    weight loss surgery is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExcuseMyFrench View Post
    weight loss surgery is?
    Yes it is for some people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExcuseMyFrench View Post
    weight loss surgery is?
    If the person is morbidly obese or at risk of weight-related death then yes....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennaisme View Post
    If the person is morbidly obese or at risk of weight-related death then yes....
    Fair enough.

    This country is so screwed up if people need to dip in their retirement fund in order to access life or death medical procedures.
    Makes me sad.

    Sorry OOT

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExcuseMyFrench View Post
    Fair enough.

    This country is so screwed up if people need to dip in their retirement fund in order to access life or death medical procedures.
    Makes me sad.

    Sorry OOT
    Well you can go on a wait list. But I guess.... Would you like your kids to wait upwards of 6 years? For something? I guess yes some people think just eat this. Just do that. Unless you have been an obese person or struggled with it. You won't know.

    I also don't think it's a bad idea. I can also see it as an investment to be honest. Lots of these people have not done much since been overweight etc

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    Default Using superannuation to pay for weight loss surgery

    I think if you can access it for weightloss surgery you should be able to access it for something like a house deposit, that is also an investment, sorry I know it's off topic but it's intrigued me.

    Everyone needs a roof over their head as well as having the opportunity to be heathy.
    Last edited by DreamyMummy; 26-04-2015 at 19:38.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monnie24 View Post
    Well you can go on a wait list. But I guess.... Would you like your kids to wait upwards of 6 years? For something? I guess yes some people think just eat this. Just do that. Unless you have been an obese person or struggled with it. You won't know.

    I also don't think it's a bad idea. I can also see it as an investment to be honest. Lots of these people have not done much since been overweight etc
    Sadly not in all states. Some states don't do it at all under the public system.

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    Yes you can dip into your super for weight loss surgery you just have to prove your health is at risk. .......
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    You also can for a house Dep....

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    Default Using superannuation to pay for weight loss surgery

    Quote Originally Posted by monnie24 View Post
    Well you can go on a wait list. But I guess.... Would you like your kids to wait upwards of 6 years? For something? I guess yes some people think just eat this. Just do that. Unless you have been an obese person or struggled with it. You won't know.

    I also don't think it's a bad idea. I can also see it as an investment to be honest. Lots of these people have not done much since been overweight etc
    I'm saying that if you need a surgery for life or death scenario it should be free and with no wait list more than just a few months.

    And for people to have to dip in their retirement fund to afford such surgery is disgraceful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harvs View Post
    I thought @HearMeRoar started a thread on this a few weeks ago?

    I'll try to find it...

    ETA Ok obviously I'm losing it. No sign of it anywhere :-)
    I did use my super though and think I mentioned it lots lol.

    PM me if you want to know anything @foggy. I'm 10 days post op gastric sleeve.

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