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. Concession card requirement (EMEP)


To be eligible for the EMEP the person with medical needs or their carer must hold, or be listed on, one of the following Australian Government concession cards issued by Centrelink or DVA:

  • pensioner concession card, OR
  • health care card, OR
  • Commonwealth seniors health card, OR
  • DVA gold or white card.

Where a carer is the claimant and does not hold a concession card, he or she may still be eligible for an EMEP where the care recipient holds, or is listed on, a concession card.

Act reference: SSAct section 917B(1)(a)(ii) Qualification for the essential medical equipment payment, section 917D The concession card requirement

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