Change of circumstances

We need to know if your circumstances change when you get the Essential Medical Equipment Payment (EMEP). You have 14 days to tell us.

What to tell us

You need to tell us if there are changes to any of the following:

  • your address, personal and contact details
  • your bank details
  • care arrangements for anyone in your care, including your children
  • your accommodation details, using the accommodation details form
  • your employment or work details
  • your study details.

You may be able to claim another Essential Medical Equipment Payment if you either:

  • change address
  • get an extra piece of medical equipment.

If you use the same medical equipment at your new address, you won’t need to provide medical evidence with your claim.

How to tell us

You can tell us about a change to your circumstances using one of these self service options:

Read more about what you can do using self service.

If you don’t have access to a self service option, you can call the Disability, sickness and carers line.

Changing or correcting your name

It’s important to tell us if you change your legal name.

To change or correct your legal name, we’ll need a marriage certificate or change of name certificate. It must be an original document issued by a state or territory Births, Deaths and Marriages registry. We’ll need your consent to verify the document you send.

You need to bring your document to a service centre so we can update our records.

You can find your state or territory Births, deaths and marriage registry on the Australia.gov.au website.

Page last updated: 6 July 2021