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Can a substitute service draftee apply for earlier discharge when he complies with the requirements specified in the Regulations for Earlier Discharge by Substitute Services Draftees or other special reasons approved by competent authorities?

  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 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.
  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.