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21 Jul 2005

I am a fraud
Please help I got caught for abusing my medical aid & they have asked me to pay back - I was claiming for my shrink's fee twice instead of once now they said they weren't gonna report me to the saps but I have to pay back what I owe which is alot but I can pay it in 3 months which they agreed. But they say they have to black list me on the ITC medical aid division. What am I gonna do I need chronic medication for my Asthma & Depression Anti depressants etc. I feel so rotten I feel like killing myself they were nice & said they won't tell my employers & anyone else but I feel so guilty I want to just end it the cowards way please help if you've been in the same situation ...I will never do this again .
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

Calm down. What you did was dishonest, as you know, and it sounds as if they are being strict but reasonable about this. You may be able to pay for the meds you need with the money you would otherwise have contributed towards your medical aid. You can also go to a government clinic or hospital, as basic asthma and depression medications would be available there, at a cost elatd to your earnings.
But if there's a twist about medical aid membership being a condition of your job (?) then ask them what you can do about that ; maybe sign a waiver. Maybe discuss it with the HR division of your company, and see what they can suggest
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