Have you been sent a child dental voucher from Medicare?
Well, we accept them at BFD so don’t lose your allowance for your child before it’s too late.
There’s a $1000 limit per child (2-17 years old) over a 2 year period.
Dental services include:
- fissure sealing
- root canals
- extractions, and
- partial dentures
It does not cover orthodontics or cosmetic dental work.
The best thing is we bulk bill so no running to Medicare to submit your claims. Phew!
If you do not use all of your $1,000 benefits in the first year of eligibility, you can use it in the second year if you are still eligible. Any remaining balance will not be carried forward at the end of the second year.
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:
- 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.
Eligibility is determined each calendar year.
For more information call us on 9589 4472, or click on the link Child Dental Benefits Schedule for health professionals