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Old 13-08-2019, 10:41 AM   #1
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Pre enlistment injury

Hi guys, so recently I injured my knee very badly and went to see a orthopaedic at ttsh and got MRI scan. Came out I got a tear acl and medial meniscus tear. Still have pain till now just doing simple task like walking, canít run or exercise. So Iím enlisting on 15 August which is two more days. My orthopaedic doctor told me to declare my injury when I enlist so that my surgery will be free, is that true ? Cause I have heard people say saf will not pay for any of your injury before you enlist, only when you injured during your service time?? But heard other people injured before enlistment and when they enlist they then declare and surgery and other medical fee covered by saf??
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Old 13-08-2019, 12:01 PM   #2
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most probably can downgrade liao. go glen eagles see specialist for your knee and get letter+x ray and submit when you're in camp! good luck!
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Old 13-08-2019, 03:01 PM   #3
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Hi guys, so recently I injured my knee very badly and went to see a orthopaedic at ttsh and got MRI scan. Came out I got a tear acl and medial meniscus tear. Still have pain till now just doing simple task like walking, canít run or exercise. So Iím enlisting on 15 August which is two more days. My orthopaedic doctor told me to declare my injury when I enlist so that my surgery will be free, is that true ? Cause I have heard people say saf will not pay for any of your injury before you enlist, only when you injured during your service time?? But heard other people injured before enlistment and when they enlist they then declare and surgery and other medical fee covered by saf??
hear my friend say this
hear my friend say that
u think i thought who confirm
got letter to show or not
if your fren tell u say can claim, end up no claim then how? then u KBKB why my friend say have one???
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Old 13-08-2019, 10:20 PM   #4
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most probably can downgrade liao. go glen eagles see specialist for your knee and get letter+x ray and submit when you're in camp! good luck!
SAF Paya for private hosps nowadays?
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Old 13-08-2019, 10:21 PM   #5
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Hi guys, so recently I injured my knee very badly and went to see a orthopaedic at ttsh and got MRI scan. Came out I got a tear acl and medial meniscus tear. Still have pain till now just doing simple task like walking, canít run or exercise. So Iím enlisting on 15 August which is two more days. My orthopaedic doctor told me to declare my injury when I enlist so that my surgery will be free, is that true ? Cause I have heard people say saf will not pay for any of your injury before you enlist, only when you injured during your service time?? But heard other people injured before enlistment and when they enlist they then declare and surgery and other medical fee covered by saf??
Let me try to lead you to your ans.

If SAF doesnít pay, what will you do?
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Old 14-08-2019, 11:41 AM   #6
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Hi guys, so recently I injured my knee very badly and went to see a orthopaedic at ttsh and got MRI scan. Came out I got a tear acl and medial meniscus tear. Still have pain till now just doing simple task like walking, canít run or exercise. So Iím enlisting on 15 August which is two more days. My orthopaedic doctor told me to declare my injury when I enlist so that my surgery will be free, is that true ? Cause I have heard people say saf will not pay for any of your injury before you enlist, only when you injured during your service time?? But heard other people injured before enlistment and when they enlist they then declare and surgery and other medical fee covered by saf??
there are 2 issues here, don't confuse them

saf paying for injury is usually talking about injury compensation, where u get a lump sum of money for a perm injury which you gotten while in active duty.

now regarding subsidized health care. your doctor is right that SAF will pay for your medical portion but you have to go through the system again. i.e you have to report your condition to MO and then follow up from there. whether you will have the same treatment plan which leads to surgery I dunno. that one you see what the MO says. but I doubt you can carry on your treatment plan outside and claim back from SAF, it doesn't work that way.
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Old 14-08-2019, 09:48 PM   #7
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there are 2 issues here, don't confuse them

saf paying for injury is usually talking about injury compensation, where u get a lump sum of money for a perm injury which you gotten while in active duty.

now regarding subsidized health care. your doctor is right that SAF will pay for your medical portion but you have to go through the system again. i.e you have to report your condition to MO and then follow up from there. whether you will have the same treatment plan which leads to surgery I dunno. that one you see what the MO says. but I doubt you can carry on your treatment plan outside and claim back from SAF, it doesn't work that way.
I also agree. Service injury compensation only injured while training.

For your case, to receive subsidize healthcare, you have go through the x-ray, mri again through your MO which may escalate to a medical board, which may or may not recommend surgery.

Best is to just report to MO after enlist. Get PES downgraded first. 1 step at a time.
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