Help for people who need essential medical equipment

24 January 2018

It can be difficult to meet the running costs of essential medical equipment but we can help.

We have an Essential Medical Equipment Payment to help eligible people with these costs.

If you’re eligible, you will be paid $154.00 per year. You don’t have to pay tax on this payment.

You can get this if you or the person you care for:

  • needs heating, cooling or certain equipment for their medical needs
  • has a Commonwealth Concession Card, and
  • pays for running costs

You can claim this payment online through your myGov account.

We may ask you to provide further documents in support of your claim, but we’ll let you know if that’s the case.

If you’re eligible for the payment, it will be paid each year unless there is a change in your circumstances.  

It’s important to tell us if your circumstances change, so we can give you the right payment.

Next steps

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Call the Multilingual Phone Service to speak with us in your language about our payments and services.

Page last updated: 25 January 2018