What is a Medicare Child Dental Voucher?
The Federal Australian Government has made available funding up to $1,000 to support better dental health outcomes for children under the Child Dental Benefits Scheme (CDBS).
What is the financial value of the Medicare Child Dental Voucher?
The Federal Government has capped the monetary value of the CDBS to $1,000, redeemable over two consecutive years.
Who is eligible for a Medicare Child Dental Voucher?
The Child Dental Benefits Scheme covers children and teenagers between the ages of 2 to 17.
Does Bayside Family Dentistry accept Medicare CDBS vouchers?
We accept the CDBS vouchers at BFD so don’t lose your allowance for your child before it’s too late!
Bayside Family Dentistry’s dental services under the Medicare CDBS include:
- fissure sealing
- root canals
- extractions, and
- partial dentures
Is my family eligible for a Medicare Dental Voucher?
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.
Further information on the Medicare Child Dental Benefits Schedule
For more information call us on (03) 9589 4472, or click on the Government link to: Child Dental Benefits Schedule for health professionals