The Australian Government has reintroduced the Medicare Child Dental Benefit to Australian families. The Medicare Child Dental Benefit scheme offers financial support for basic dental services for children aged 2–17.
Eligible families, teenagers and approved care organisations are entitled to Claim $1000 towards dental care per child over 2 consecutive calendar years. Don’t worry if you are not sure if you are eligible! Give the Infinity Dental Care team a call and we will be happy to look it up for you.
Top 3 eligibility basics:
- 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
What is available to claim under the Medicare Child Dental Benefit:
Benefits for basic dental services are capped at $1,000 per child over 2 consecutive calendar years. If you do not use all of your $1,000 benefit in the first year of eligibility, you can use it in the second year if you are still eligible. Any remaining balance will not be carried forward at the end of the second year.
Claim Your Benefit – cover a range of dental services including:
- Fissure Sealing
- Root Canals
Benefits that are not available to claim:
- Cosmetic Dental Work
- Services provided in a hospital
Medicare Child Dental Benefit Schedule services will not count towards the Medicare Safety Net or the Extended Medicare Safety Net thresholds.
Read more about the Medicare Child Dental Benefit here on the Human Services website.