Subsidy funding is available under the Medical Aids Subsidy Scheme (MASS) to support eligible Queenslanders who require daily living and mobility aids.
Occupational therapists, physiotherapists and rehabilitation engineers are eligible to prescribe. In rural and remote areas, a registered nurse can prescribe (with designated specialist endorsement).
Specific eligibility, application and documentation requirements are provided in the MASS General Guidelines (PDF, 474kB) and application guidelines relevant to the type of aid. Prescribers conduct specialist assessments to determine the aids and equipment needs of clients. Prescribers can access MASS stock equipment for a maximum two week trial if they intend to prescribe the aid for an eligible client.
Once a suitable device has been selected, prescribers work with the client to complete and submit the MASS 20 DLA/MOB - Daily Living Aids and Mobility Equipment Application Form (PDF, 786kB) and the Application Form specific to the type of device.
For clinical advice and support when prescribing mobility aids, please contact the relevant MASS Principal Aids Advisor.
Find fact sheets and videos to help clients with setting up, using and maintaining their mobility aid.
Power Assist Matrix
In the interest of client safety, MASS has obtained endorsement statements from wheelchair manufacturers stipulating which power assist devices they endorse for use on their wheelchairs. The provided endorsement information has been summarised in the Power Assist Matrix. Please refer to Supporting Information – Power Assist Matrix for further information, including implications for warranty arrangements, and MASS/CAEATI applications.