Child Denetal Benefits Schedule

Who is eligible for the Child Dental Benefits Schedule?
Child Dental Benefits Schedule will be available to children between the ages of 2 and 17 years of age. They must be eligible for Medicare and the family must be in receipt of Tax Benefit Part A or receive one of the following Government payments

  • Youth Allowance
  • ABSTUDY
  • 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

How will I know if we’re eligible for the Child Dental Benefits Schedule?
Eligible families will receive written notification from the Australian Government from early 2014. The notification is not a voucher for service. Your dentist will check eligibility before commencement of any treatment.

How long does eligibility last?
Patients will be eligible for the scheme throughout the entire calendar year.

Will my Dentist be able to check if my children have benefits remaining?
Yes, Dentists will be able to check patients remaining benefits balance by contacting Department of Human Services. Dentists will be encouraged to check each patient’s balance at each appointment.

What happens if my child doesn’t use the $1000 within two years?
If the full $1000 is not used within the two calendar year period, remaining benefits cannot be used in the future.

What happens if my child reaches the $1000 benefit limit?
After a patient reaches their $1000 benefit limit, no further benefits under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule will be available within the 2 calendar year period of time.