Child Dental Benefits Schedule
At Go Dental eligible children can now have access to dental treatment without any out of pocket cost up to the value of $1000 over a 2 year period thanks to a new Medicare funded dental scheme. To find out if your child is eligible feel free to contact us at the surgery with your Medicare card and we will be more than happy to help.
The Child Dental Benefits Schedule commenced in January 2014 and will allow eligible children between the ages of 2 and 17 years of age to access basic dental services.
The Australian Government expect this new Government funded dental scheme to assist around 3.4 million children improve their dental health and at Go Dental we are proud to be Bulk billing this scheme so that parents do not have to outlay any expense upfront.
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
• 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
More information on the Child Dental Benefits Scheme can be found on the Medicare Website or by contacting us at the surgery.