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.
To be eligible for the Continence Aids Payment Scheme you must be an Australian permanent resident or citizen.
Information about how much you can get, how we pay and why it won’t count as income.
Page last updated: 28 August 2019
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