Who can get it
You need to meet eligibility for CAPS.
To get paid under CAPS you must meet all of the following:
- be 5 years or older
- have permanent and severe bladder or bowel incontinence confirmed by a registered health professional
- be an Australian permanent resident or citizen for as long as you get the payment
- have any eligible neurological conditions or eligible other conditions on the Bladder and Bowel website.
If you have a non-neurological condition, you must also have a Pensioner Concession Card. It can be from us or the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.
Getting confirmation from a registered health professional
Registered health professionals who can confirm your condition include:
- general practitioner
- continence nurse
- registered nurse
- occupational therapist
- Aboriginal health worker
- medical specialist.
Page last updated: 28 August 2019
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