Are you Australian?
Did you know you can access your super for treatment?
A number of our Australian clients that have come to Serenity have had financial hardship due to their addictions. Even with our affordable fees it can in some cases be difficult to raise the funds needed to get the treatment you need as well as cost of travel, time off work, etc.
Several of our Australian clients have been able to access the money for treatment from their superannuation plan and we though it would be a good idea to put this information up here so people know that it is possible that you can claim the money from your Super plan to pay for rehab overseas.
You can read more about Early Release of Super here, we have seen clients that have had the funds released in 2 weeks from the start of the process.
You can apply online through your myGov login by clicking on the link, or if you have an old CenterLink account you can login there. CenterLink logins are being phased out and you may need to set up a myGov account. You are going to need two doctors to write a letter or fill out the forms stating the medical condition and that it is necessary, your regular GP and a specialist. Your first step on this would be to talk to your GP as you will probably need a referral from him/her to an addiction specialist. You will also need a letter from us with the total fees and a letter of acceptance into the programme, get in contact and we will be happy to help.
If you cannot apply online you can call the Department of Human Services for additional information between 9 am and 5 pm Australian Eastern Standard Time, Monday to Friday on 1300 131 060 or +61 3 6222 2189.
We look forward to helping you, if you are going to start this process be sure to get in contact so we can provide you with the documents needed from our end.