Can I claim for surgical corsets, braces or trusses via Extras cover?
To claim, you need to:
- be on Top Extras with any applicable waiting period served
- submit a completed Aids and Appliances form (signed by your health practitioner*)
You may be able to claim towards the purchase of devices that are:
- custom-made or fitted
- to treat a medical condition post-surgery or prevent the need for surgery.
Other items that could be claimable include:
- CAM boot
- CAM walker
- Aircast boot
- Dynacast boot
- VACOped boot
- Hip protectors
You can’t claim towards products that are:
- purchased in a retail store.
Like most services under the Artificial Aids & Appliances benefit, Surgical corsets, braces or trusses has an annual sub-limit (maximum amount you can claim in a calendar year). You can check your remaining limits via our member app or Online Member Services.
When submitting your claim, please include an itemised tax invoice that shows the name of the patient (i.e. the person who’ll be using the device).
*e.g. doctor, chiropractor, physiotherapist or occupational therapist