You can claim a reimbursement of up to $400 for a prosthesis or up to $800 if you need a prosthesis for both breasts following a double mastectomy. The reimbursement amount may cover an external prosthesis or an external swimming prosthesis.
To get this you must:
- be enrolled in Medicare
- have had breast surgery as a result of breast cancer
- not have purchased and already claimed under this program in the past 2 years.
You’ll be reimbursed if you’ve had breast surgery due to breast cancer. This includes:
- double mastectomies
- prophylactic mastectomies - preventative surgery
- partial mastectomies
You can read more about who can get the Medicare rebate.