State Schemes

Learn More About the Different State Based Funding Schemes Available

QLD - Medical Aids Subsidy Scheme (MASS) 

MASS will supply a subsidised amount of continence aids every 6 months, or every 12 months.

Summary Of Eligibility  

Be a permanent resident of Queensland 
Have a permanent or stable condition or disability 
Hold a pensioner concession card, health care card or Queensland Government Seniors Card 
You will need to be assessed by a health care professional  

For Full Details And How To Apply 

Go to MASS website or call 1300 443 570 
You can receive MASS funding in addition to CAPS 
You can only purchase product which are on the approved MASS scheme  

NSW - Enable

The Enable NSW program is for people with chronic health conditions or disability  and is designed to assist  with mobility, and self-care. 

Summary Of Eligibility  

Go to NSW  Enable eligible indicator  
You have moderate to severe incontinence or bladder or bowel dysfunction   
Your continence care needs are greater than would be covered by Continence Aids Payment Scheme (CAPS) funding. 

For Full Details And How To Apply 

Go to Enable  website or call 1800 362 253 

VIC - State Wide Equipment Program (SWEP) 

Does not fund disposable pads but does fund washable bed pads and mats see Kylie (add link to kylie website) 

Summary Of Eligibility 

Be a permanent resident in Victoria or 
Hold an Australian Government Visa or 
Be an Asylum seeker or 
Hold a temporary protection Visa 
Have a disability of a permanent nature or are frail aged and living at home 

For Full Details And How To Apply 

Go to SWEP  website or call 1300 747 937 

WA - Continence Management and Support Scheme (CMASS)

The Western Australian Continence Management and Support Scheme (CMASS) is a product subsidy scheme. Silver Chain delivers continence management and advice service at clinics through Western Australia. Specialist nurses provide assessment and advice on how to best manage and improve bladder or bowel conditions. 

Summary Of Eligibility 

Individuals aged 16 years and older who meet CMASS eligibility 
A permanent resident of Western Australia, aged 16 years or older 
Have a defined chronic or intractable continence condition (lasting for six months or more) assessed by Silver Chain 
Hold a Pensioner Concession Card or a Health Care Card  
Not in receipt of a Commonwealth Home Care Package (Level 1 to 4) or living in a Commonwealth funded High-level residential care home 
Not in receipt of a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) plan 

For Full Details And How To Apply 

To make an appointment with a specialist continence nurse, contact Silver Chain on 1300 787 055.  
Additional information, including CMAS clinic locations, is also available at silverchain.org.au 
Independence Australia on behalf of the Department of Communities provide product subsidy of up to $490 per year to assist with meeting the cost of continence products. Eligible individuals may access CMASS and the Commonwealth Continence Aids Payment Scheme (CAPS) at the same time. 

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