Child Dental Benefits Scheme
The child dental benefit scheme came in to effect on the 1 January 2014, and allows for up to $1000.00 per child of basic general dental services to be provided to eligible patients who are between 2-17.
Years of age over a 2 year period, whose families are entitled to Medicare and receive Family Tax Benefit Part A. The CDBS scheme covers the provision of basic general dental services including examinations, x-rays, cleaning and fluoride, fissure sealants, fillings, root canal treatment and extractions.
Family Tax Benefit Park A or Any of the Following Are Eligible
- Youth Allowance
- Disability Support Pension
- Parenting Payment
- Special Benefit
- Carer Payment
- Double Orphan Pension
- Veteran’s Children Education Scheme, if the child is 16 or over
- Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act Education and Training Scheme, if the child is 16 or over.
You can confirm your child’s eligibility and balance amount by accessing your Medicare online account at my.gov.au or calling the Medicare general enquiries line on 132 011.