How much you can get
Information about how much you can get, how we pay and why it won’t count as income.
The 2020-21 payment rate for CAPS is up to $623.80 per person.
This payment doesn’t add to your taxable income and doesn’t prevent you from getting other payments from us.
We index the CAPS payment on 1 July each year.
We can pay into your choice of Australian bank account. It can’t be a credit card, loan or mortgage account.
The account can belong to either:
- the custodial parent of a child getting CAPS
- your legal or authorised nominee.
For us to pay a custodial parent of a child getting CAPS, the child must be either:
- under 14
- under 18 and not able to act on their own behalf.
A legal or authorised nominee can be:
- someone with the person’s power of attorney
- the person’s legal guardian
- a public trustee
- the person’s Centrelink payment nominee
- their Department of Veterans’ Affairs trustee or agent
- someone the Department of Health agrees is a responsible person
- an organisation that helps the person buy continence products.
We’ll let you or your nominee know each time we pay you.
If your bank account details change, you need to either:
You can read more about how to manage your payment.
Complete the following steps to apply for the Continence Aids Payment Scheme (CAPS). Before you start, check if you can get it.
Page last updated: 11 February 2021
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