Many people are choosing to access their superannuation funds early in order to improve their health, well-being and life expectancy now rather than face the prospect of never living long enough to see the money they earned.

Obesity is officially classified as a disease and the Department of Human Services (DHS) has a process in place for early release of superannuation funds to help cover the cost of weight loss surgery. Your application is usually takes 6 weeks to be fully processed and will need to include a letter of support from both your surgeon your doctor/GP.

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