A yearly payment to cover some of the cost of products that help you manage incontinence.
- have permanent and severe incontinence
- be 5 years or older
Eligibility & payment rates
Who can get it
To get a payment under the Continence Aids Payment Scheme you must meet certain criteria.
What residence rules apply
To be eligible for the Continence Aids Payment Scheme you must be an Australian permanent resident or citizen.
When we pay you
Your first continence aids payment cover starts from the day we get your application until the end of that financial year.
Why your payment doesn't count as income
The continence aids payment you get from us doesn't count as income.
Check if you're eligible before you apply.
- get an application form
- fill in the form with a health professional
- get certified copies of any documents the form asks for
- submit your application and documents
- we’ll assess your application and let you know the result
Managing your payment
When your circumstances change
We need to know about changes that may affect your continence aids payment.
What a continence management plan is
Your health professional will work with you to make a plan for daily life helping you manage your incontinence.
Where to buy continence products
We don’t supply or sell continence aids products.
Who can act on your behalf for CAPS
You can nominate another person to act on your behalf for the Continence Aids Payment Scheme.
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