Apply for a subsidy for operating life support equipment at home

Apply to subsidise the electricity costs of operating certain life support equipment at home.

The Life Support Equipment Electricity Subsidy Scheme is available to compensate eligible people for the electricity costs of operating life support equipment at home.

To be eligible

  • the patient must be dependent on specified life support equipment used in their homes under specialist medical advice and
  • the patient or the guardian/primary caregiver must be the holder of a Pensioner Concession Card (issued by either Centrelink or the Department of Veterans’ Affairs), Health Care Card (not including the Commonwealth Seniors Health Card) or Health Care Interim Voucher.

Apply for the subsidy.

Page reviewed 27 September 2019