Eligible Australians will receive up to $489.95 a year from
the Australian Government to spend on continence products
including DryNites, Depend and Poise Products.
CAPS Application Form.
qualify for CAPS, the person must:
five years of age or older and have permanent and severe
incontinence due to an eligible neurological condition.
have permanent and severe incontinence caused by another
eligible condition given they have a valid Centrelink
Pensioner Concession Card and a health professional
verifies the condition.
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Incontinence is a term used for people who experience a loss
of control over their bladder; usually this is in the form
of Urinary Incontinence. This is a widespread problem with
over 3.8 million Australians believed to suffer from some
form of incontinence.
the most popular ways of managing incontinence is through
the use of incontinence products. Aids are a preferred
method because they protect clothing and bedding from
Managing incontinence, especially when relying on
incontinence products, can become a monetary burden on
sufferers. The Australian Government is providing financial
assistance for eligible people suffering from incontinence.
Replacing the Continence Aids Assistance Scheme (CAAS),
the Continence Aids Payment Scheme (CAPS)
is an Australian Government program which provides payments
to help consumers meet some of the costs of their continence
products. Payments are made up to $497.79 per financial
year. Each applicant can choose between one full payment in
July or two yearly payments in July and January.
receive a payment?
July 2010 applicants can fill out a CAPS
application form. A health professional is to complete the
health report component and all documents must be returned
to Medicare. Medicare will assess the application and make
the payment into the nominated bank account within two weeks
application is incomplete or includes invalid information,
Medicare will contact the client in order to finalise the