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 IllnessType of Critical IllnessApproved Medical Equipment
1Cancer / MalignancyGastrointestinal (Stomach / Colon)Colostomy Management
Lung (Paru-Paru)Home Oxygen Therapy
Other Cancers e.g RectumIntraluminal Curved Detachable Head Contour
2Cardiovascular SystemCoronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG)Guidewire
Angioplasty / Heart Attack / Myocardial InfarctionGuiding 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 FailureCardiac Resynchronization Therapy Pacemaker (Biventricular Pacemaker)
Open Valvular Heart SurgeryProsthetic Valve
Percutaneous Valvular InterventionPercutaneous Trans-Septal Mitral Commisurotomy (PTMC) / Inoue Balloon
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation
Heart ArryhthmiaPermanent Pacemaker
Automated Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (AICD)
Congenital Heart DiseaseVentricular Septal Defect Occluder Device (VSDD)
Atrial Septal Defect Occlude Device (ASDD)
Persistent Ductus Arteriosus Closure Device (PDA)
Patent Foramen Ovale Occluder Device (PFO)
Aortic AneurysmEndoluminal Graf
Deep Vein Thrombosis (Anticoagulation Contraindicated)Inferior Vena Cava Filter
3Musculoskeletal SystemSystemic Sclerosis With Pulmonary HypertensionHome Oxygen Therapy
4Respiratory SystemSevere Chronic Obstructive PulmonaryHome Oxygen Therapy
Secondary Pulmonary Hypertension / Bronchiectasis / Lung FibrosisHome Oxygen Therapy
Obstructive Sleep ApnoeaContinuous Positive Airway Pressure Ventilator (CPAP)
Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure Ventilator (BIPAP)
Auto-Titrating Positive Airway Pressure Ventilator (APAP)
5Illness of Child under 16Severe AsthmaHome Oxygen Therapy
6Nervous SystemAlzheimer’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 DisabilityRespiratory 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
7Other DiseasesCongenital Hearing Loss Requiring Hearing Aid / SurgeryCochlear Implants, Pinna Prosthesis, Middle Ear Prosthesis
Sensorineural Hearing LossHearing Aids
Conductive Hearing LossBone 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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