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. Payability of EMEP

EMEP test day

The EMEP test day is either:

  • the day in the income year on which the claimant makes the claim for the payment, OR
  • an anniversary (in the income year) on which the claimant made the claim for the payment if
    • the claimant made the claim in a previous income year, AND
    • since the claimant made the claim, the Secretary has not determined that the claimant has ceased to be qualified for the payment.

Annual payability

No essential medical equipment payment may be made for an income year in relation to medical equipment that is used in an EMEP residence if an essential medical equipment payment has already been made for that income year in relation to the same equipment and the same residence.

Payability per equipment item

No more than 2 essential medical equipment payments may be made in relation to the same medical equipment for an income year.

Payability per residence

Essential medical equipment payments for an income year may not be made in relation to a person with medical needs, in relation to more than 2 EMEP residences.

Act reference: SSAct section 917B(3) Meaning of EMEP test day, section 917F Availability of payments

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