The Guides to Social Policy Law is a collection of publications designed to assist decision makers administering social policy law. The information contained in this publication is intended only as a guide to relevant legislation/policy. The information is accurate as at the date listed at the bottom of the page, but may be subject to change. To discuss individual circumstances please contact Services Australia. Qualification for EMEP

Qualification (1.1.Q.10) criteria

To qualify for EMEP, a person must meet the criteria listed in the following table. Where more detail about a criterion is required, the second column indicates where you will find this.

Criterion More detail
ALL of the following

The payment is available to people with medical needs, or their carers, who:

  • use certain essential medical equipment, or have certain medical conditions that require the use of additional heating and/or cooling, in their home, AND
  • are covered by an Australian Government concession card or a DVA gold or white card, AND
  • are responsible, either wholly or partly, for meeting the energy costs associated with running the equipment. Types of claimants - people with medical needs & carers (EMEP) Essential medical equipment (EMEP) Qualification for medically required heating or cooling (EMEP) Concession Card Requirement (EMEP) Energy account requirement (EMEP)

The residence/s for which EMEP is being claimed is a valid residence for the purposes of EMEP, AND Residences (EMEP)
The medical equipment or medically required heating and/or cooling uses an approved form of energy for EMEP, AND Approved forms of energy (EMEP)
The claimant is not a dependent child, AND Types of claimants - people with medical needs & carers (EMEP)
The claimant is in Australia. -

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