From January 2014 the Australian Government has introduced the Medicare Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS). This provides basic dental treatment for eligible children to the value of $1000, the treatment is BULK BILLED to your medicare card when visiting participating dentists. At Sun Dental Group we are happy to help families to get the best possible dental care for children, and will be participating in the Child Dental Benefits Schedule.
From January 2014, eligible families, teenagers and approved care organisations will receive a letter to confirm eligibility.
A child’s eligibility is assessed at the beginning of each year and lasts the whole calendar year. A child is eligible if they are aged 2–17 years for at least 1 day of the calendar year, are eligible for Medicare and are either part of a family receiving Family Tax Benefit Part A or one of the following Australian Government payments:
Disability Support Pension
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
Eligibility is determined each calendar year.