1.1.M.110 Medical evidence (CP, CA)

Definition

For the purpose of CP & CA, the primary medical evidence is a report provided by a health professional, including an allied health professional who belongs to one of the classes of professionals approved by the Secretary (1.1.T.170). This information is used to determine whether the care receiver requires constant care (1.1.C.310) or care and attention (1.1.C.10) because of their disability which would qualify an applicant for CP and/or CA.

If a person makes a claim for a child or an adult with a terminal condition, a medical practitioner must certify that the care receiver's condition is a terminal condition (1.1.T.86).

Policy reference: SS Guide 3.6.4.100 Assessment of CP Claim - Medical Evidence, 3.6.7.145 Assessment of CA Claim

Last reviewed: 4 January 2016