The Victorian Aids and Equipment Program (A&EP) provides people with a permanent, or long term disability with subsidised aids, equipment, home, and vehicle modifications.
The program aims to:
- Enhance the independence of people with a disability in their own home
- Facilitate their participation in the community
- Support families and carers.
How do you access the program?
Individuals require an assessment of their needs to determine the most suitable aid or equipment that will assist them to maintain, or enhance their independence.
The assessment needs to be undertaken by an allied health professional or a medical practitioner (also known as a prescriber), depending on the type of aid or equipment being applied for.
The Aids and equipment guidelines provides a framework for the program. For more information, see Related resources.