Artificial Limbs

Due to representations made over a period of many years to Government by the Amputees Federation of New Zealand, the following are provided free of charge to amputees:

  • All artificial limbs, repairs to limbs, and stump socks.  If, by reason of your employment, the surgeon considers that you need two serviceable limbs, you may be eligible for two.
  • Some understockings are available to women amputees from the Artificial Limb Centres.
  • Wheelchairs are available for any amputee who is unable to be fitted with an artificial limb.

Various expenses (e.g. travel, meals, accommodation, loss of earnings) incurred in attending an Artificial Limb Centre may be claimed from Work and Income.

For more information on Artifical Limbs, see the following:

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