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1. Can I apply for medical subsidy if I suffer an occupational disease after withdrawing from the insurance?

(1) For the laborers who engage in harmful work as specified in Paragraph 2 of Article 63 of the Labor Occupational Accident Insurance and Protection Act while being covered by the  labor occupational accident insurance under Paragraph 1 of Article 73 and then withdraw the insurance, if the physician’s diagnosis (those located in outlying islands may be diagnosed by the physician of the NHI hospital or clinic the laborers originally visited) concludes that the occupational disease suffered is due to the performance of duties during the coverage period of the insurance, those who visit the NHI hospital or clinic to receive outpatient or inpatient treatment due to such occupational disease and pay the expenses stipulated by the National Health Insurance Act may apply for medical subsidy to the Bureau.

(2) The period for grating medical subsidy shall not exceed 5 years from the date of diagnosis of occupational disease. However, after the diagnosis by a specialist in the occupational medicine department of an accredited medical institution (or diagnosed by the physician originally visited in outlying islands), if the same occupational disease requires continued treatment, such period may be extended for another 5 years for once.

(3) To apply for medical subsidy, the following documents shall be filled in:
  • Occupational disease medical subsidy application and payment receipt.
  • Occupational disease diagnosis certificate.
  • Medical expense receipts and details.
  • Working record for occupational accident insurance occupational disease (exempted from submission if occupational disease diagnosis certificate has detailed job history content).
Last Update:2022-09-13