Continence Aids Payment Scheme

Why your payment doesn't count as income

The continence aids payment you get from us doesn't count as income.

CAPS doesn’t count as income:

  • when you do your tax return
  • in income tests for help with residential aged care costs
  • in income tests for Centrelink payments

This means:

  • you can get CAPS on top of your main income without paying more tax
  • the CAPS money you get doesn’t stop you getting other benefits
This information was printed Thursday 23 May 2019 from https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/services/medicare/continence-aids-payment-scheme/eligibility/why-your-payment-doesnt-count-income It may not include all of the relevant information on this topic. Please consider any relevant site notices at https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/site-notices when using this material.

Page last updated: 22 May 2019