EPF Withdrawal for Medical Equipment

2017-04-12T11:37:40+08:00By |EPF, Medical|

Did you know that you can withdraw from EPF for Medical Equipment for yourself or family members? (And it’s tax deductible too).

EPF Withdrawal Info

  • Category: EPF Health Withdrawal
  • Withdrawal Account: EPF Account 2
  • Sub-category: Medical Aid Equipment
  • Definition: Medical aid equipment refers to the medical support equipment used for the purpose of treatment for the approved critical illness.

Withdrawal Eligibility

  • Self
  • Spouse
  • Children/step-children/legally adopted children
  • Parents/parents-in-law/step-parents/legally foster parents
  • Siblings

Approved Critical Illnesses and Medical Equipment

# Category of Illness Type of Critical Illness Approved Medical Equipment
1 Cancer / Malignancy Gastrointestinal (Stomach / Colon) Colostomy Management
Lung (Paru-Paru) Home Oxygen Therapy
Other Cancers e.g Rectum Intraluminal Curved Detachable Head Contour
2 Cardiovascular System Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) Guidewire
Angioplasty / Heart Attack / Myocardial Infarction Guiding Catheter
Coronary Dilatation Balloon
Coronary Stent
Aspiration Catheter
Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) Catheter
Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR) Catheter
Radiographic Contrast
Diagnostic Catheter
Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump (IABP)
Cardiomyopathy / Heart Failure Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Pacemaker (Biventricular Pacemaker)
Open Valvular Heart Surgery Prosthetic Valve
Percutaneous Valvular Intervention Percutaneous Trans-Septal Mitral Commisurotomy (PTMC) / Inoue Balloon
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation
Heart Arryhthmia Permanent Pacemaker
Automated Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (AICD)
Congenital Heart Disease Ventricular Septal Defect Occluder Device (VSDD)
Atrial Septal Defect Occlude Device (ASDD)
Persistent Ductus Arteriosus Closure Device (PDA)
Patent Foramen Ovale Occluder Device (PFO)
Aortic Aneurysm Endoluminal Graf
Deep Vein Thrombosis (Anticoagulation Contraindicated) Inferior Vena Cava Filter
3 Musculoskeletal System Systemic Sclerosis With Pulmonary Hypertension Home Oxygen Therapy
4 Respiratory System Severe Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Home Oxygen Therapy
Secondary Pulmonary Hypertension / Bronchiectasis / Lung Fibrosis Home Oxygen Therapy
Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Ventilator (CPAP)
Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure Ventilator (BIPAP)
Auto-Titrating Positive Airway Pressure Ventilator (APAP)
5 Illness of Child under 16 Severe Asthma Home Oxygen Therapy
6 Nervous System Alzheimer’s Disease / Benign Tumor Of Brain / Coma / Encephalitis / Loss Of Speech / Major Head Trauma / Meningitis / Motor Neurone Disease / Multiple Sclerosis / Muscular Dystrophy / Paralysis / Parkinson’s Disease / Poliomyelitis / Stroke / Total Permanent Disability Respiratory Support: Home Oxygen Therapy, Any Equipment Related To Ventilator Support
Nursing Support: Nursing Bed, Ripple Mattress, Commode, Urinary Catheter, Ryle’s Tube, Percutaneous Endoscopic, Gastrostomy (Peg) Tube And Diapers
Nutritional Support: Special Dietary Formulation (i.e. milk)
Ambulatory Support : Wheelchair, Walking Aid, Walking Frame
7 Other Diseases Congenital Hearing Loss Requiring Hearing Aid / Surgery Cochlear Implants, Pinna Prosthesis, Middle Ear Prosthesis
Sensorineural Hearing Loss Hearing Aids
Conductive Hearing Loss Bone Anchored Hearing Aids (BAHA)

Request Process

  1. Ensure you have the medical report.
  2. Request quotation from supplier.
  3. Confirm your purchase and request invoice from supplier.


  • Receipts must not exceed 1 year from date withdrawal application is submitted.
  • Bills and receipts must be in the name of the patient or applicant.
  • Claim after payment made for reimbursement into your bank account.
  • OR fill up form and request for bank in of funds for purchase.

Tip: Making payment first and then claiming reimbursement has been reported to have faster processing time.

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