Subscriber Gary is keen to find out if his CPAP machine will ensure his eligibility for the Essential Medical Assistance payment of $140 per annum.
As I sleep with a CPAP machine every night, I was wondering if I will be eligible for the $140 assistance payable under the carbon tax compensation.
A. There is certain medical equipment for which you will be able to claim the Essential Medical Equipment Payment of $140 per annum. From the list published on the Government's Clean Energy Future website, it does seem that a positive airways pressure device is covered. You can view the list by clicking here.
The Essential Medical Equipment payment must be claimed via Centrelink. To find out more you can contact a Financial Information Services officer on 13 2300. An FISO will be able to conform you are eligible for this payment.
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