The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) is a program for eligible children aged 2-17 years. CDBS provides up to $1,013 in dental benefits over 2 consecutive calendar years for basic dental services, including;
- Fissure sealing
- Root canals
To be eligible for kids free dental your child is required to be:
- 2 to 17 years old for at least 1 day that year
- Eligible for Medicare
- Receiving a payment from Medicare at least once a year, or have a parent getting a payment from Medicare at least once a year.
Please visit the Australian Government website here for more information.
Who is Eligible for the Child Dental Benefits Schedule?
The Department of Human Services assesses eligibility. A child must be aged between 2-17 years in the calendar year and receive an Australian Government payment such as ‘Family Tax Benefit A’ or other equivalent government payment.
Further information regarding the Child Dental Benefits Scheme: http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/content/childdental
To check your eligibility, don’t hesitate to contact the Medicare general enquiries line on 132 011.
Utilising the Children’s Dental Scheme (CDBS):
Although Medicare will be sending out letters to advise families about their eligibility, in the past, we have found there are occasionally problems or delay in the dispatch of these letters.
Hence we recommend checking whether you are eligible for the scheme by following one of the steps below:
• Log on to your Centrelink online account at my.gov.au