Need to apply for reimbursement? Read through this first.
Do you qualify?
To qualify, you must fulfil one of the two following conditions:
a) your monthly income is $1200 or less;
b) your total medical bill for one month is more than 25% of your monthly income.
For example, if you earn $1200, you can apply for reimbursement.
If you earn $1201, calculate your medical bills incurred in a single month. If you spent more than $300.25, you are eligible for reimbursement. If you spent $300, you are not eligible.
Please see the next section about calculating your medical bill.
How should you calculate your medical bill?
Your medical bill is calculated using the following:
a) First consultation
b) Treatment (e.g. surgery)
Your medical bill should not include the following:
d) Accessories (e.g. e-collar, medicated shampoo)
f) Follow up consultations
For example, if your receipt looks like this:
|A||Purr Clinic Consultation||
|B||Thyroid blood test||
|D||Hospitalisation (3 days)||
|F||Elizabethan Collar, 20 cm||
|G||Amoxcillin tablets (for clearing infection)||
|Total before GST||
|Total including GST||
You can include items A, B, C, G.
D, E, and F are not necessary:
D is hospitalisation.
E is a vaccination.
F is an accessory.
Your total bill comes up to A+B+C+G = $259 (before GST). If this total bill is more than 25% of your income (ie, you make $1035), then you are eligible.
Why can’t you include hospitalisation?
Because CWS can’t afford to pay the bill. In addition, there have been far too many cases of people who leave the cat for weeks at the vet. It has represented a huge drain on our resources, and it stops us from doing our main job – getting the cats sterilised.
How much can I claim?
That depends if you’re a member.
Members : 50% of medical bill up to a cap of $300
Non-members : 25% of medical bill up to a cap of $150
So if you’re a member, and you qualify, and your bill is $200, you can claim $100. If your bill is $900, you can claim $300.
If you’re a non-member, and you qualify, and your bill is $200, you can claim $50. If your bill is $900, you can claim $150.
Why can’t Cat Welfare just pay for the whole thing?
Because we can’t afford to. Paying for the medical bills of a few cats means that hundreds of cats will go unsterilised. We have to make the best possible use of the donations we get.
In addition, if you want us to help you to help this cat, it means that we have to be sure that you’ll make sure the cat is taken care of. This means making sure it gets its medication, and getting it adopted afterwards. Helping to foot the bill tells us that you will be responsible for this cat.
We will help. But we need you to help too.
How do I claim?
Please attach original vet receipts and most current CPF or income tax statement to the claim form and send to:
Cat Welfare Society
Orchard Road PO Box 65
Submissions will be processed at the end of the month and cheques mailed the middle of the following month. Remember to keep a copy of the receipts for your own records.