Can you claim back a monthly contribution paid towards health insurance?

Candice says:
30 June 2016 at 15:37

I pay R1900 monthly for me and 3 dependants on a health insurance. Can I claim these contributions back on my tax return as a out of pocket expense?

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TaxTim TaxTim says:
30 June 2016 at 17:38

Is it health insurance or a hospital plan?

Candice says:
30 June 2016 at 21:54

It is a health insurance.

TaxTim TaxTim says:
30 June 2016 at 22:16

Unfortunately not, this is not seen as a medical contribution and therefore not deductible.

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