You can only get the payment if you use certain equipment.
You can get the payment if you use any of the following:
- dialysis machine
- parenteral or enteral feeding device
- oxygen concentrator
- heart pump
- suction pump.
You can also get the payment if you use any of the following:
- infant apnoea monitor - medically prescribed
- nebuliser - used daily
- positive airways pressure device
- phototherapy equipment
- air bed vibrator
- electric wheelchair
- insulin pump.
You can’t get it for any other equipment.
Equipment with non-rechargeable batteries are not eligible.
What are the alternative names for equipment
If we don’t list the equipment you use above, it might be under a different name.
Read about different names for essential medical equipment.
Page last updated: 23 October 2019
This information was printed 27 October 2020 from https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/essential-medical-equipment-payment/who-can-get-it-and-how-much-you-can-get/eligible-equipment. It may not include all of the relevant information on this topic. Please consider any relevant site notices at https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/site-notices when using this material.