Is Your Child Eligible?

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:

  1. New CDBS cycle commencing in 2017 will be capped at $700 over a two calendar year period
  2. 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

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