Early Release of Super for Weight Loss Surgery


Excessive weight can have serious physiological, psychological and social consequences - and potentially result in life threatening outcomes if intervention is not undertaken.

Lifestyle modifications that help to reduce body weight include dietary changes, physical activity and behavioural changes. If these strategies have been pursued unsuccessfully, then weight loss surgery does offer an alternative.
Weight loss surgery, however, comes at a cost which can present its own form of stressful and insurmountable barrier for some Patients.

Identifying this issue a decade ago - SuperCare created an innovative solution to support Patients in their pursuit of better health, through accessing their Superannuation funds to pay for required weight loss surgery.

Weight loss surgeries that can be paid for using your Superannuation include:

There are two types of weight gain associated with obesity:

  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass
  • Mini Gastric Bypass
  • Gastric Balloon
  • Lap Band
  • Endoscopy

About the Supercare Service

SuperCare, an Australian owned company, was established in 2013 to help eliminate the stress associated with paying for expensive, yet essential, medical treatments. SuperCare alleviates this stress by streamlining the Compassionate Release of Superannuation (CRS) Application process that is required to access superannuation.

This Government operated CRS Program allows for Superannuation funds to be accessed for use by the Superannuant or a direct family member. SuperCare prepares the CRS Application on behalf of the Applicant. Upon completion, it is forwarded to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) for approval. Once approved, the Superannuation Fund releases the agreed funds directly into the Superannuants nominated account.

SuperCare was the first company to offer this Payment Option and its expertise ensures that CRS Applicants receive a premium service in a safe, secure and timely manner. To guarantee the success of its service, SuperCare operates on a 'no approval no fee' basis. The SuperCare team is both responsive and adaptive to each application and, in doing so, exceeds industry standards. All applications are assessed under and comply with the Superannuation Industry (SUPERVISION) (SIS Regs) REGULATIONS 1994-REG 6.19A.

Contact SuperCare for further information about the types of weight loss surgery for which Superannuation funds can be accessed and for an initial assessment of your/your family member(s) eligibility.

SuperCare Services

SuperCare assists Patients with accessing funding for the following interventions:

IVF treatments Weight Loss Surgery
Reconstructive surgery Orthopaedic surgery
Dental treatments Cancer treatments
Hearing services Eye Care services
Private Hospital funding Funeral funding

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How SuperCare Works

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 Australian Taxation Office, 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:

We educate you so that you understand the complexities of the legislation and how the Early Release Superannuation Program (ERS) works.
Our trained professional consultants provide support and guidance in completing the application and dealing with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), who administer the ERS program.
SuperCare consultants also provide support and guidance in dealing with your service provider.