How to save more than $500 on your continence needs

Did you know that the Australian Government’s Continence Aids Payment Scheme (or CAPS for short) helps people with incontinence meet some of their costs for purchasing continence products?

If you haven’t applied already, it’s time to save some serious money! To be eligible you’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 dependant of a cardholder.

Once you’re accepted into the scheme, you can claim up to $545.80 every year. This includes a wide range of products, such as:

You can choose to get one lump payment or two half payments each year.

Nominate your preferred CAPS provider and save even more.
When you fill in your CAPS Application Form you’ll be asked to nominate your preferred continence product supplier.

Who you choose is completely up to you. However, nominating Independence Australia means we can save you 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.

Independence Australia also offers up to $400 credit so you don’t have to wait for your CAPS funding to come through to start ordering. Click here for more details.

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.