The Australian Government and State and Territory Governments offer a range of continence subsidy schemes to help offset some of the costs associated with continence management. These schemes have differing eligibility criteria and funding allocations, which means that you may be able to apply for funding through several schemes if you are eligible.
Details on these subsidies schemes can be found at www.continence.org.au or by contacting a continence nurse advisor on the National Continence Helpline on 1800 33 00 66.
The Continence Aids Payment Scheme (CAPs)
The Continence Aids Payment Scheme (CAPs) offers over $500 per year for those who meet eligibility criteria. For more information on the CAPs scheme visit www.health.gov.au.