Reconstructive surgery is classified as improving bodily function and performed only on abnormal structures of the body caused by congenital defects, developmental abnormalities, trauma, infection, tumours or disease amongst other health issues and concerns. These are scaled on a reconstructive ladder by Surgeons to describe the complex management of wounds. While there are some variations in the ladder, it largely remains as:
Rung 1: Healing by Secondary Intention
Rung 2: Primary Closure
Rung 3: Delayed Primary Closure
Rung 4: Split Thickness Graft
Rung 5: Full Thickness Skin Graft
Rung 6: Tissue Expansion
Rung 7: Random Flap
Rung 8: Axial Flap
Rung 9: Free Flap
All Reconstructive Surgeries eligible for ERS Funding are on the advice of Specialist Plastic Surgeons trained under the Royal College of Plastic Surgeons. Claims are considered eligible if they fall under the category of extreme pain and anguish associated with patient health conditions. These conditions will be causing undue harm to patients resulting in the increased mental and physical pain and suffering. Untreated conditions can lead to worsened effects on patient livelihood.
SuperCare aims to help patients overcome their mental and physical anguish associated with their conditions by facilitating access to the Early Release of Super Scheme via the Department of Human Services. Some of these conditions include:
- Cancer including Mastectomy
- Otorhinolaryngology concerning cancers and benign tumours of the head and neck
- Breast Reconstruction following Mastectomy or Lumpectomy
- Apron Effect (circumferential excess) associated with inflammation and infection
- Sagging and pulling of skin post bariatric surgery
- Trauma as a result of accidents or injury
- Scarring caused by severe burns, accidents or injury
To find out if your condition is eligible under the ERS Scheme, please complete our online enquiry form or call 1300 665 440
SuperCare's specialised service assists individuals and family members with Applications for the Government's Early Release of Superannuation for medically required Plastic Surgery to reduce mental and physical pain and suffering associated with a number of medical issues.
SuperCare works in conjunction with many of Australia’s top Specialist Plastic Surgeons to ensure you have access to the best medical professionals available.
For more information on the regulations and practices surrounding Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery please check our FAQ page.
Disclaimer: All information is in accordance with information from the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons. SuperCare aims to be as transparent as possible when it comes to the education and accreditation of our associated surgeons.
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I am writing about my experience with Hala who helped me with an application for Early Release of Super for IVF:
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Thank you, Jenny for making my application such an easy and stress free application. Step by step, everything was always explained and I was continually kept up to date about the progress. Thank you for always being in contact and not leaving me thinking what next? Dealing with you, was like been looked after by a friend. Getting the news about my approval was the best news. If your thinking about going through SuperCare, do it!
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Hala has been looking after my ivf super application and has been amazing. She has gone above and beyond and has worked so hard. Hala has kept me updated throughout every step and helped answer all my questions. I would really like to extend my gratitude and compliments to her for all her help. Just wanted to let you know what a fabulous staff member you have in her and think she should be commended for her hard work.
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Hi Cody, you recently helped me to apply to the ERS to attain funds from my super account to pay for my partner's funeral. I would just like to personally thank you for all your patience and help - it certainly didn't go unnoticed. I wish you well and once again THANK YOU
To all at SuperCare,
Just a note of thanks for helping us with our application. It's a difficult time for us and your care and support is greatly appreciated.
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SuperCare’s unique and innovative service provides specialist assistance to individuals and their families in times of need. We do this by facilitating your application to the Department of Human Services, who can approve the release of funds from your personal superannuation fund. Once you receive the approval letter, you can take it to your own super fund to obtain release of the funds.
SuperCare is the first and only company in Australia to provide this valuable service. We operate under strict regulations which ensure patient privacy and confidentiality is maintained at all times.
SuperCare’s role is to facilitate the application process by providing the following services: