Why have SARS not allowed all my medical expenses as a tax deduction?

I have completed my efiling however now have a query. I claim back about R4000 worth of medical expenses incurred by myself, but was only refund R600. Is this an error?

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TaxTim TaxTim says:
2 November 2012 at 16:01

SARS only allows a medical expenditure claim of any amount over 7.5% of your taxable income as a deduction. So often taxpayers have large medical expenses paid out of pocket, but they aren't allowed as deductions because they are below the threshold. If you would like to send me your amounts I can calculate it for you.

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