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7.5 Life Support Equipment Electricity Subsidy
This scheme provides a subsidy to compensate financially disadvantaged persons for
the electricity costs of operating life support equipment at home. More specifically, the
scheme is aimed at people who are dependent on specified life support equipment
which is used in their homes under specialist medical advice and are holders of
concession cards that are means tested.
7.5.1 Equipment covered under this scheme:
• Ventilator (VPAP or BPAP only)
• Oxygen Concentrator - includes Child Concentrators; Standard Capacity (adult)
• High Capacity “New Life Intensity” (adult)
• Feeding Pump
• Suction Pump
• Apnoea Monitor (for children only)
• Nebuliser (for children only - used every day for 1-2 hours per day)
• Heart Pump
• Machine Assisted Peritoneal Dialysis Equipment (cycler or heater)
7.5.2 Concession cards covered under this scheme are:
• Pensioner Concession Card (issued by either Centrelink or the Department of
Veterans’ Affairs)
• Health Care Interim Voucher
• Health Care Card
7.6 Thermoregulatory Dysfunction Energy Subsidy Scheme
(electricity rebate for cooling/heating)
The Thermoregulatory Dysfunction Energy Subsidy helps offset the energy costs
associated with temperature control at home for financially disadvantaged persons or
their dependents with thermoregulatory dysfunction.
The subsidy is aimed at persons who hold means tested concession cards, (or the
dependants of people who hold means tested concession cards), who require heating
and/or cooling to control the temperature in their homes under specialist medical