Compression garment schemes

 

State

     

Garment Subsidy

     

Eligibility

     

Subsidy

     

Limit

     

Prescriber Guidelines

ACT

 

ACTES (ACT Equipment Scheme) 

 

1) Lymphoedema diagnosis
2) Means test - Commonwealth pension and/or health care card holder

 

100% 

 

Two sets of Compression garments every six months

 

Public or private lymphoedema trained health professional

                     

NSW 

 

EnableNSW

 

1) Lymphoedema diagnosis
2) Centrelink, or full pension holders eligible
3) Means tested for those in receipt of an income with some co-contribution for those on a low income 

 

100%
$100 Co-payment required annually 

 

Two sets of compression garments every six months. 

 

Lymphoedema therapist registered with the Australasian Lymphology Association - National Lymphoedema Practitioners Register – Level 1 (or eligible for registration) 

                     

VIC 

 

Lymphoedema compression garment program (LCGP)

 

1) Lymphoedema diagnosis
2) Low or middle income
3) Centrelink, Pension or healthcare card holders eligible

 

40-60% of cost of garment 

 

Limit of 6 garments per year 

 

Lymphoedema therapist registered with the Australasian Lymphology Association – National Lymphoedema Practitioners Register – level 1 (or eligible for registration) 

                     

QLD 

 

Compression garments for lymphoedema

 

Compression garment scheme for adults with lymphoedema

1) Scheme available for people diagnosed with lymphoedema 
2) Aged over 16 years
3) Pension or healthcare card holders eligible

 

100% 

 

Limit of 2 sets of garments per 6 month period.

 

Lymphoedema therapist registered with the Australasian Lymphology Association – National Lymphoedema Practitioners Register – level 1 (or eligible for registration) 

                     

TAS

 

CES (Community Equipment Scheme) 

 

1) Lymphoedema diagnosis
2) Centrelink, Pension or healthcare card holders eligible

 

100%
$50 co-payment required annually

 

 

Limit of 2 sets of garments per 6 month period 

 

Public or private lymphoedema trained health professional 

                     

WA 

 

CAEP (Community Aids and Equipment Programme) 

 

Centrelink, Pension, healthcare card, or Commonwealth seniors healthcare card holders eligible

 

Contact the WA Disability Services Commission for this information 

 

Limit of 2 sets of garments annually 

 

Public lymphoedema trained health professional 

                     

NT 

 

Lymphoedema Compression Garment Subsidy (accessed through the Occupational Therapy Department, Royal Darwin Hospital)
(08) 8922 8888 

 

Lymphoedema diagnosis

 

100% 

 

Limit of 2 sets of garments per 6 month period 

 

Public or private lymphoedema trained health professional 

                     

SA

 

None

 

Send a letter to:

Stephen Wade
Minister for Health & Wellbeing

Stephen.Wade@parliament.sa.gov.au

GPO Box 2555, Adelaide 5001
(08) 8463 6270

 

 

 

 

 

 

                     

National
Aust. 

 

DVA (Department of Veterans Affairs) 

 

1) DVA gold card holder
2) Lymphoedema diagnosis
3) GP referral to lymphoedema trained health professional

 

100% 

 

Provision based on clinical need as determined by treating therapist

 

Lymphoedema therapist registered with the Australasian Lymphology Association – National Lymphoedema Practitioners Register – level 1 (or eligible for registration) 

                     

National
Aust.

 

NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme)

 

Individual, case by case assessment by the National Disability Insurance Agency
(See lymphoedema & NDIS statement)

 

Dependent on inclusion of compression garments/equipment included in participants plan

 

As per plan provisions

 

Experience in professional / clinician supervision and development as defined by the professional registration requirements of the relevant profession.

 

Information provided in this table has been simplified, please refer to the relevant websites for full details and eligibility requirements. 

If you know of any changes or corrections to this list, please contact ALA Office

Additional subsidies may be available through private health insurance. Please check with individual providers for details.