CAPS - Funding assistance for patients with continence issues

CAPS

The Australian Government’s Continence Aids Payment Scheme (or CAPS for short) helps those with continence issues meet some of their product purchase costs.

Who's eligible?

If your patients haven’t already applied, it’s time to save them some serious money! To be eligible they’ll need to be an Australian citizen or permanent resident over 5 years with:

  • Permanent and severe loss of bladder and/or bowel function caused by an eligible neurological condition; or
  • Permanent and severe loss of bladder and/or bowel function caused by another condition, provided the person has a Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card, whether as a primary cardholder or a dependant of a cardholder; or
  • Permanent and severe loss of bladder and/or bowel function caused by another condition provided the person has a Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) Pensioner Concession Card, whether as a primary cardholder or a dependent of a cardholder.

Who isn't eligible?

  • High-care residents in an Australian Government funded aged care home.
  • Recipients of Australian Government funded home care packages that includes continence aids.
  • National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) recipients with a plan that includes continence aids.
  • Eligiblity for assistance with continence products under the Rehabilitation Appliances Program (RAP).
  • Those with temporary or transient incontinence.

Once they’re accepted into the scheme, they will receive $558.80 each year towards continence products. These include a wide range of products such as:

Recipients can choose to get one lump payment in July or two half payments in July and January each year.

If they nominate Independence Australia as their preferred CAPS provider and save even more.

When they fill in your CAPS application form they’ll be asked to nominate their preferred continence product supplier. Who they choose is completely up to them. However, nominating Independence Australia means we can help you save even more off your continence needs.

How? We offer a great range of free disposable pad samples and free delivery on all online orders. Plus our Cost Savers promotions minimise your costs even further, so you can make the most of your CAPS payment. Click here to browse our current Cost Savers promotions.

Speak with our friendly customer service team or Continence Nurse to get extra advice on what products would work best for you, anytime during business hours.

Find out more about CAPS by calling our Customer Service Team, Monday to Friday 8am to 7pm on 1300 788 855 or you can download a brochure and CAPS application form here.