Currently there are no mesh injured specific services, however some of our members have applied for the following with varying degrees of success:
Centrelink – Disability support pension (DSP)
National Social Security Rights Network information / fact sheets
NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme)
CAPS (Continence aids payment scheme)
A fortnightly payment for those who give constant care to someone who has a severe disability or illness.
Superannuation – Income Protection
If you have Income protection insurance as part of your superannuation there may be an income you can apply for as a consequence of your mesh injury – please consult your policy and superannuation provider.
Superannuation – Early Release
You may be able to access this in the event of hardship or the need for surgery. Please contact your superannuation provider.
Some of our members are involved in the following legal pursuits:
Transvaginal Mesh – Johnson & Johnson/Ethicon Devices