The Continence Aids Payment Scheme (CAPS) is an Australian Government payment that assists eligible people who have permanent and severe incontinence to meet some of the costs of their continence products.
The Continence Aids Payment Scheme (CAPS) commenced July 2010 when it replaced the Continence Aids Assistance Scheme (CAAS).
How does CAPS work?
The Continence Aids Payment Scheme (CAPS) consists of a direct payment to clients. It is delivered by Medicare Australia and the payment is made directly into a client’s nominated bank account. Eligible clients can purchase their products from their preferred supplier, such as BrightSky Australia, and may, if they prefer, opt to have their CAPS payment deposited directly to their product supplier of choice.
The Continence Aids Payment Scheme (CAPS) for 2014/15 is upto $545.80 and it is indexed annually.
Who is eligible for CAPS?
People who are five years of age or older and have permanent and severe incontinence due to an eligible neurological condition or have permanent and severe incontinence caused by another eligible condition, (provided they have a Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card) are eligible.
For a full list of eligible conditions and further information on the CAPS Scheme please visit the Bladder Bowel website www.bladderbowel.gov.au
CAPS Information Booklet
BrightSky has produced an information booklet on the Continence Aids Payment Scheme. To request a copy please email firstname.lastname@example.org or download the booklet here.
Download the CAPS application forms
You can download the CAPS Application and Transfer Forms below:
CAPS made easy with the BrightSky Card
To make CAPS easy and to help make CAPS funds last longer, BrightSky has introduced the BrightSky Card. For more information on the BrightSky Card please click here.