Essential Medical Equipment Payment

Purpose of payment

The Essential Medical Equipment Payment of $147 per year is available to assist eligible people who have additional costs in home energy as a result of the need to operate essential medical equipment in their home, or medically required heating/cooling, to manage their disability or medical condition.

Eligibility

The payment is available to people with medical needs, or their carers who meet the following conditions:

  • are covered by a Commonwealth Government concession card, or a Department of Veterans’ Affairs Gold or White Card
  • use certain essential medical equipment in their home, or have certain medical conditions that require the use of additional heating and/or cooling
  • are responsible for or contribute to the payment of the energy account.

Further information

For more information about the Essential Medical Equipment Payment visit the Department of Human Services website.

For members of the veteran and defence community more information about the Essential Medical Equipment Payment is available on the Department of Veterans’ Affairs website.

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