MASS deems ownership of some types of aids to the client. These include:
This means that the owner will be responsibile for the cost of ongoing repairs and maintenance, and also be responsibile for the cost of any future modifications and accessories.
MASS retains ownership of aids and equipment when MASS has contributed more than fifty per cent towards the cost of the item. If the applicant has contributed more than fifty per cent towards the cost of the item as a co-payment, the applicant may:
There are certain items which MASS will only consider subsidising if the applicant accepts ownership eg. voice-output communication devices.
Some types of aids provided to clients are regarded as consumables (continence aids, oxygen and spectacles).