Medicare Child Dental Benefits Schedule
THE CHILD DENTAL BENEFIT SCHEME IS STILL AVAILABLE AT THIS STAGE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Benefits available under Child Dental Benefits Schedule
On 15 December 2016, the Minister for Health announced changes to the benefits cap entitlement commencing 1 January 2017.
Children commencing a new cap period in 2017 will have access to a benefit cap of up to $700 over a two calendar year period. Children who commenced a cap period in 2016 will continue to access the remainder of a benefit cap of up to $1,000 until 31 December 2017, provided the child is eligible for the CDBS in 2017.
Benefits will cover a range of services including:
Benefits are not available for orthodontic or cosmetic dental work and cannot be paid for any services provided in a hospital.
Children aged between 2 –17 years on any one day of the calendar year;
Receive, or their family, guardian or carer receives, certain government benefits such as Family Tax Benefit Part A for at least part of the calendar year;
Are eligible for Medicare.
Must bring to appointment:
CDBS letter from Medicare
Please note that any works completed, will be bulk billed to Medicare immediately.
You cannot claim a benefit under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule and from a private health insurer for the same dental service.
For more information please visit the Department of Human Services or click here.