If you are caring for a family member or friend with a disability or someone who needs assistance for everyday living, you will probably need to access the healthcare benefits provided by Medicare and other Australian government schemes, on their behalf.
- Free or subsidised treatment
- Free treatment in public hospitals for public patients
- 75% of scheduled fees for some costs to private patients
To access these benefits the person you are caring for will need a current Medicare card.
Other benefits you may be entitled to include:
To help manage your payments please visit My Gov Accounts, which includes a centralised login for Centrelink, Medicare, My Aged Care and the Department of Veterans Affairs.
To read the full article please visit: https://www.carergateway.gov.au/financial-support-and-health-care and https://www.carergateway.gov.au .