Subsidised Services for Pensioners

Bulk-billed hearing tests and Hearing services

To be eligible for bulk billed hearing tests you must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident over the age of 21, and either :-

  • A Pensioner Concession Card holder
  • receiving Sickness Allowance from Centrelink
  • the holder of a Gold Repatriation Health Card issued for all conditions
  • the holder of a White Repatriation Health Card issued for conditions including hearing loss
  • a dependent of a person in one of the above categories
  • a member of the Australian Defence Force
  • part of the Australian Government funded Disability Employment Services (DES) - Disability Management Service, and you are referred by your Disability Employment Services case manager.

You are also eligible to receive bulk-billed hearing services through a different Government program if you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident and you are :-

  • under the age of 26, with a diagnosed aid-able hearing loss
  • an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander who is over the age of 50
  • An Indigenous participant in the Remote Jobs and Community program
  • a former Indigenous participant in a Community Development Employment Projects program, who received hearing services prior to June 30, 2013.

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