Eligibility & payment rates
You need to meet eligibility requirements to get an External Breast Prostheses Reimbursement, and how much you'll get.
To get a reimbursement you must be enrolled in Medicare and have had breast surgery as a result of breast cancer.
You may get part of your income support payment or Family Tax Benefit (Part A) early. This is an advance payment. You pay it back later out of your payments from us.
You can claim a reimbursement of up to $400 for an external breast prosthesis for each breast.
You can claim for prostheses you bought after 1 July 2008 even if you had your breast surgery before then.
Page last updated: 19 July 2018