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Under what circumstances can a draftee complying with the physical status of substitute services apply for the replacement service?

  1. All family members of the draftee are aged over 60 or under 18, or mentally or physically disabled, or with major injury or disease, and have no income from work and the draftee contributes the major income of the family. In addition, except for the self-use residence (including foundation) occupied by the draftee and his dependents, the draftee and his dependents have no real estate and the total amount of movable properties does not sum up to the minimum taxing threshold of current value for house tax; or the total amount of other movable and real properties does not sum up to the minimum taxing threshold of current value for house tax.
  2. All family members of the draftee are aged over 65 or under 15, mentally or physically disabled, with major injury or disease, or are aged between 15 and 18 studying at a school as certified by the school registered with the Ministry of Education.
  3. A family member of the draftee suffers from medium mental or physical disabilities or above, and there is no other family member except the draftee and another family member capable of being a caregiver taking care of the disabled member, or other family members are all in the condition described in the preceding paragraph. When there is more than one family member with medium mental or physical disabilities or above, for each additional disabled member, one extra family member capable of being a caretaker can be added. When the draftee’s parents, child, or spouse suffer from severe mentally/physically disability, the caretaking ability of other family members can be excluded.
  4. The draftee has two or more children aged under 12, or has one child under age 12 and his spouse is pregnant for over six months.
  5. The draftee's family is listed as a low-income or the middle-to-low income household according to the Public Assistance Act; except that only the draftee is listed as a low-income or the middle-to-low income household.
  6. The draftee's parents or siblings died or suffered from third-degree physical disabilities or above during his term of military service, with the fact of relief established, and the draftee has no brother.
 
In addition to the above circumstances, when a draftee complying with the physical status of substitute services needs to take care of a family after a big change, the draftee may apply for the replacement service with the approval of the Ministry of the Interior.
The age calculation of the draftee’s family members in item 1 should be subject to the date of application for the replacement service of the draftee.
Mental or physical disabilities or major injury or disease described in item 1 denotes a condition that meets the grading of mental or physical disabilities promulgated by the health authority of the central government or a disease falling within the scope of major injuries or illnesses specified in the National Health Insurance, and is verified with supporting documents. Death or third-degree physical disabilities or above as described above should be verified with reference to the Indemnity Act for Military Personnel, Enforcement Statute for Substitute Services, Enforcement Regulations Governing Indemnity for Draftees-to-Be in Substitute Services, Inspection Standard for Military Personnel's Level of Disability or Inspection and Categorization Standard for Disability Level of Draftees-to-Be in Substitute Services.
A draftee diagnosed of stage 2 cancer and approved as a patient of major illness by a physician may be considered suffering from medium physical and mental disabilities. A draftee diagnosed of stage 3 or terminal cancer and approved as a patient of major illness by a physician may be considered suffering from severe physical and mental disabilities