Cherish Your Childhood. Enjoy Your Smile
Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) is an Australian Government initiative to benefit children aged 2-17. Commonwealth-funded benefits of $2.7 billion approximately have been issued to the general dental services for kids.
An estimated 3.4 million kids under the age category receive the applicable means testing benefit from CDBS every year.
Like the former Medicare Teen Dental Plan, the means test necessitates government payment receipts such as Family Tax Benefit Part A or other suitable payments.
What Are The Dental Treatments Included Under CDBS?
The Government has issued some itemized codes for the dental treatments covered under CDBS. Basic dental procedures like dental examinations, x-rays, fillings, and tooth extractions are the treatments covered by CDBS.
Some higher-end treatments, such as orthodontic treatments, are not applicable for CDBS. Each child is eligible for a maximum benefit of $1000 for two years, with eligibility determined annually.
How to Check The Eligibility For CDBS?
In 2014, the Australian Government issued letters to eligible children for CBDS. Once the CDBS funds are approved, it is applicable for two calendar years. However, the eligibility is determined every year.
A child can receive benefits if they are 2-17 years old for at least one day in the calendar year. They should also meet all requirements, be eligible for Medicare, and be part of a family receiving Family Tax benefits Part A or one of the below-listed government payments.
Disability Support Pension
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
Make sure that your information is up-to-date with Medicare and Centrelink. It is to ensure that all eligible children can receive CDBS benefits.
Contact Medicare: Call – 132 011.
Contact Centrelink: Call – 136 150 for Family Tax Benefits Part A matters.