Who is Eligible?

Applicants must be clinically diagnosed with EB and be an Australian citizen or resident who is eligible to receive Medicare benefits.

People with all types of EB are eligible under the scheme.

Skin biopsy and/or genetic testing is required to support your application as follows:

  • For newborns Tests and results must be submitted within 3 months of approval
  • For all others Tests and results must be submitted within 6 months of approval

A more in-depth review of the eligibility criteria is provided in the National Epidermolysis Bullosa Eligibility Guidelines.


What if I’m not Eligible?

People who are not eligible for the scheme are welcome to purchase dressings on the approved list and other specialised dressings and products stocked by Independence Australia at their own cost.

You can place orders through Independence Australia by the following methods: