New updates regarding CDBS:
According to the Australian Dental Association, a new decision has been made by the federal government to restore the CDBS cap amount back to $1000, effective immediately.
More details can be found here.
Changes made to CDBS:
- New CDBS cycle commencing in 2017 will be capped at $700 over a two calendar year period
- CDBS cycle commenced in 2016 will not be affected until 31 December 2017
For more information, please go to: http://health.gov.au/dental
Eligible patients may be bulk billed for general dental treatments under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS).
The CDBS commenced 1 January 2014 and provides eligible children with benefits for basic dental services, capped at $1,000 over 2 consecutive calendar years.
To be eligible for the CDBS, a child must:
- be aged 2 to 17 years for at least 1 day of the calendar year
- be eligible for Medicare
- receive, or be part of a family receiving, certain Australian Government payments
For more information, please go to: http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/medicare/child-dental-benefits-schedule