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.
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 covers from the day we get your application until the end of that financial year.
Tax and income test exemption
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
Change of circumstances
We need to know about changes that may affect your continence aids payment.
Continence management plan
Your health professional will work with you to make a plan for daily life that helps you manage your bladder or bowel problem.
Buying continence products
We don’t supply or sell continence aids products.
Someone to act on your behalf for CAPS
You can nominate another person to act on your behalf for the Continence Aids Payment Scheme.
National Continence Helpline
Your state or territory government may also help to pay for continence aids.
Call the National Continence Helpline on 1800 330 066 to ask:
- what help you may get
- how to apply
Bladder and bowel health
Get some advice about your bladder and bowel health.
Payment and Service Finder
Find, estimate and compare payments and services you may be eligible for. You can also work out what a change in circumstance might mean for the payments and services you currently get from us.
Manage your money
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Read about how to manage your money.