3.15.4.70 Energy Account Requirement (EMEP)

Summary

To qualify for the EMEP the claimant must provide evidence that they are responsible, either wholly or partly, for meeting the energy costs associated with running the specified medical equipment or heating/cooling.

This evidence may be provided in the form of:

  • a recent energy account in the name of the claimant or their partner for the residence in which the equipment, or heating/cooling is being used, OR
  • where an energy account is not available, or the claimant or their partner's name does not appear on the energy account, a signed declaration that the claimant is wholly or partly responsible for the energy costs associated with running the piece of medical equipment or heating/cooling (this declaration is available as part of the claim form for the EMEP), OR

If the claimant is a carer evidence may also be provided in the form of:

  • a recent energy account in the name of the person with medical needs, OR
  • a signed declaration from the person with medical needs stating that they are wholly or partly responsible for the energy costs associated with running the piece of medical equipment or heating/cooling (this declaration is available as part of the claim form for the EMEP).

Act reference: SSAct section 917B(1)(a)(iii) Qualification for the essential medical equipment payment, section 917E The energy account requirement

Last reviewed: 1 July 2015