ACT Equipment Scheme

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Updated 28 February 2012

What is it?

The ACT Equipment Scheme offers funding to assist eligible ACT residents with long term disabilities to obtain and maintain a range of equipment in order to assist mobility, safety and general physical ability to live at home in the community.

Who is eligible?

Access to the ACT Equipment Scheme is via Health professional referral. They can assist you with the application process. Your medical practitioner must also complete a section of the form.

To be eligible for this service, you must be a permanent resident of the ACT who has resided in the ACT for at least six months and:

  • be ineligible to receive assistance from other government funded schemes, private health schemes or through EACH packages,
  • hold a current Centrelink Pension or Health Care Card, or
  • be applying on behalf of a child under 16 years in whose name they hold a Health Care Card for Carer Allowance, or
  • meet low income criteria as outlined within the policy.

Higher levels of ACT Equipment Scheme assistance for children may be provided if the parents also hold a Pensioner Concession Card.

How do I apply?

Application forms plus more information on eligibility, service and equipment is available from the Health Directorate Website

Who runs it?

The Health Directorate.

Contact

ACT Equipment Scheme
Street Address:
ACT Health Village Creek Centre
37 Kingsmill Street
KAMBAH ACT 2902
Ph: (02) 6205 2599

Postal Address:
ACT Equipment Scheme
ACT Health Village Creek Centre
C/O PO Box 11
WODEN ACT 2606