COMMONWEALTH CONTINENCE AIDS ASSISTANCE SCHEME (CAAS)
CAAS provides a subsidy of up to $479.40 per year for continence products. To be eligible for CAAS you must be five years of age or older and:
- have permanent and severe incontinence caused by an eligible neurological condition (eg spina bifida, cerebral palsy, paraplegia and quadriplegia, intellectual disability, Developmental Delay associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Down Syndrome, acquired neurological conditions (including Alzheimer’s), degenerative neurological diseases and bladder innervation disorders; or
- have permanent and severe incontinence caused by another condition, and hold a Pensioner Concession Card (PCC) or are the dependant of a PCC holder.
Contact the CAAS helpline on 1300 366 455 for information and forms, or go to www.intouchdirect.com.au.
CONTINENCE ADVICE SERVICE
For information and professional advice about continence products and the location of continence advisers, families can contact the Continence Advisory Service 9386 9777.