What is a special/adult dependant?

An aged parent of a principal member, not younger than 60 years, who has no income and is totally and financially dependent on the principal member. Proof of no income will be required. A direct biological relationship between the member and the aged parent must be proven. Aged parents are limited to a maximum of two per member. Approval of the application to enrol aged parents onto the medical aid fund is subject to the discretion and approval of the Board of Trustees. The decision of the Board of Trustees will be final and cannot be appealed.

Please note: If approved, a 3 month general waiting period will be applied in respect of aged parents, in addition to a 12 month specific waiting period for pre-existing conditions.