Transport and accommodation assistance NSW

  • iptaas

The Isolated Patients Travel and Accommodation Assistance Scheme (IPTAAS) is a NSW Government initiative.  Designed to help isolated patients, IPTAAS offer financial assistance towards transport and accommodation costs.  This is for patients who need to travel long distances for specialist medical treatment that is not available locally.

To be eligible to claim through IPTAAS you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a resident of NSW or Lord Howe Island
  • Hold a Medicare card
  • Live more than 100km from the nearest treating specialist or your combined trips to and from the specialist exceeds 200km/week
  • Specialist treatment not available locally
  • Ineligible for any other government travel assistance schemes
  • Can not be claiming expenses under Workers Compensation
  • Not hold a gold DVA card (please refer to DVA for assistance)

If you are unsure if you meet these guidelines or want more information, visit the FAQs. For instructions on how to apply or to see contact information, read the full article here.

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