“The EPF health withdrawal scheme is aimed at allowing members to withdraw money from their Account 2 to pay for the medical cost of critical illnesses suffered by themselves or dependents who are approved by EPF,” he said in a written reply to Senator Zamri Yusuf in the Dewan Negara today.
Najib, who is also Finance Minister, said last year, 4,601 EPF subscribers withdrew a total of RM37.3 million from their Account 2 for the health withdrawal scheme.
This year, as of June, a total of 1,794 subscribers had withdrawn RM14.4 million under the scheme, he added.
Meanwhile, Najib said that effective June 15 this year, the list of critical illnesses for the health withdrawal scheme had been expanded to cover 39 illness, from 13 previously.
The illnesses included apalastic anemia, blindness, kidney failure, Parkinson’s Disease, total permanent disability, leukemia and intellectual impairment due to accident or sickness. — Bernama 26/07/10
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