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. EMEP - historical rates


EMEP is available to eligible Australians to cover the additional costs of essential medical equipment ( or medically required heating or cooling (

EMEP rate

The EMEP rate is indexed annually, on 1 July each year, in line with CPI.

EMEP rates from 2012-13 to present date are:

Date EMEP Rate ($)
2012-13 140
2013-14 143
2014-15 147
2015-16 149
2016-17 152
2017-18 154
2018-19 157
2019-20 160
2020-21 163
2021-22 164
2022-23 170
2023-24 183

Timing of payments

Payment is made as an annual lump sum on the EMEP test day (

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