External Breast Prostheses Reimbursement Program
Provides reimbursement of up to $400 for new or replacement external breast prostheses for women who have had a mastectomy as a result of breast cancer. You can claim a reimbursement for new or replacement external breast prostheses purchased after 1 July 2008. No timeframes apply on when the mastectomy was performed.
The program does not cover other purchases such as bras, mastectomy swimwear or internal prostheses.
To claim your reimbursement, you must be a permanent resident of Australia
be eligible for Medicare
have had a mastectomy as a result of breast cancer
Exceptions If you currently receive financial assistance from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) you should claim your entitlement through DVA.
No need to worry as we will help you complete all paperwork for either Medicare or DVA and submit for you.
DVA Gold card holders are entitled to a breast prosthesis every 2 years with no out of pocket expense plus 4 free bras every year.
We will assist you in lodging your claim with DVA. The great advantage is we bill DVA direct!