The CEPU shall subject to these terms and conditions assist with emergency transport benefits to all financial members and dependent member of their immediate family that must be residing with the member. The benefit covers a married or de facto spouse and dependent children only”.
Note that the emergency ambulance transport benefit is not an insurance cover or scheme but a benefit that is funded by union members contributions within NSW /ACT.
The benefit is subject to one claim per calendar year and is capped at $600 for full rate member, $300 for half rate member and $150 for quarterly rate member per claim for assistance with emergency ambulance transport costs.
Benefits are ONLY approved for emergency transport. In the case of pre-existing conditions such. as pregnancy, ‘where ambulance transport is likely during birth, prior notice must be given to the Branch Secretary and approval must be obtained in writing.
If there is a disputed claim for ambulance costs, all the particulars must be set out in writing by the member and shall be considered and determined by the Branch Committee of Management.
The CEPU will assist with emergency ambulance transport benefits within Australia and its Territories, except in the following circumstances:
- Where responsibility for payment is ultimately transferred to a third party such Motor Accidents Authority, any other statutory authority, or where a member has existing cover from a separate insurance or health fund that provides for reimbursement of ambulance costs
- Where costs of emergency transport are payable or paid by the State of NSW, ACT or by the Commonwealth of Australia
- NSW and ACT residents who are holders of NSW-issued DSS, Pensioner Concession, Health Care, veterans Affairs or specific Treatment Entitlement cards are already eligible for free ambulance transport in Australia and are not eligible to make a claim.
A member must have 12 months continuous financial membership with the NSW P&T Branch prior to the date of the claim and must be financial at the time the claim is made.
Definitions (such as dependent children) who is eligible for the payment of ambulance costs?
The member, the member’s nominated partner, the member’s children who are under 18 years of age and student dependents under 25 years of age (children must be single, primarily reliant on the member for support, living with the member and related as child, step-child, foster child or equivalent).
AN APPLICATION FORM MUST BE FULLY COMPLETED AND INCLUDE THE INVOICE FOR PAYMENT OF EMERGENCY AMBULANCE TRANSPORT. A CLAIM WILL NOT BE APPROVED IF THE INVOICE FOR PAYMENT HAS ALREADY OCCURRED. A PAYMENT FROM THE FUND WILL BE MADE BY CHEQUE AND DIRECTLY TO THE INVOICE PROVIDER.
These terms and conditions are determined by the Branch Committee of Management