You can only get the Essential Medical Equipment Payment (EMEP) if you use certain equipment in your home.
This equipment can be any of the following:
- home dialysis machine
- home ventilator
- home respirator
- home 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 might know the equipment by a different name.
You can’t get this payment for any other equipment. But you may get it for heating or cooling used for medical needs.
Equipment with non-rechargeable batteries is not eligible.
Page last updated: 6 July 2021
This information was printed 7 December 2021 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.