Civilian Amputee Assistance
Civilian Amputee Assistance helps amputees, or those born without a limb(s), with some of their costs when they need to go to an Artificial Limb Centre.
What you can claim
You can claim:
- travel costs including public transport, taxi fares (where public transport can’t be used), private cars or air fares, depending on your circumstances
- costs of meals during travel times or overnight stays
- accommodation costs if your appointment times or the distance travelled mean that you have to stay overnight
- loss of earnings if you have no sick leave left.
If you are aged under 15 or can’t travel by yourself you can also claim the costs of someone going with you. You can claim for their travel, accommodation and meals but not for their loss of earnings.
You can only claim for costs that can’t be met by District Health Boards or any other funding scheme. Generally, the District Health Boards will cover initial artificial limb fitting travel costs if you’re still in hospital.
If you’ve lost a limb due to an accident you can get compensation. Contact ACC (Accident Compensation Corporation) about this.
This information is a guide only.
Contact us to talk about your individual circumstances.