Who can get it and how much you can get
You need to meet eligibility requirements to get Essential Medical Equipment Payment.
You can get this payment if you or the person you care for:
- need heating, cooling or certain equipment for your medical needs
- have a Commonwealth Concession Card
- pay for the energy running costs.
Dependent children can’t claim this payment.
How much you can get
You can get $163 per year for medically required heating or cooling, and each piece of qualifying essential medical equipment.
Complete the following steps to claim Essential Medical Equipment Payment. Before you start, check if you can get it.
Page last updated: 18 March 2021
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