Eligibility

  • children and teenagers 2 to 17 years old
  • eligible for Medicare
  • you get certain payments for at least 1 day of the calendar year

We’ll send you a letter online or by post. You can also check if your child is eligible by:

 

You can get the benefits for your child if:

  • you're their parent or guardian, or
  • you're an approved care organisation

 

Children who get payments in their own name can also get the benefits if they’re:

  • 2 to 17 years old for at least 1 day of the calendar year
  • eligible for Medicare

If you’re a teenager and have a partner, you may also be eligible to get the benefits. Your partner must get a payment from us.

 

Getting dental services

To get dental services under the schedule you’ll need to complete the following steps.

  1. Make an appointment with a private or public dentist of your choice. Let them know that you’ll be using the CDBS.
  2. Discuss costs and any restrictions on the dental items with the dentist. Do this  before you consent and begin treatment.
  3. Pay the bill if the dentist doesn’t bulk bill. You can then claim your benefit from us.

If your dentist bulk bills, you don’t need to do anything. We’ll automatically pay the CDBS to your dentist. The amount will be deducted from your CDBS balance.

 

For more details:

https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/services/medicare/child-dental-benefits-schedule/