The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) makes it a little easier for parents to look after their children’s teeth. Eligible children are provided with $1,000 to use over a two calendar year period for basic dental services.
A child is eligible if: they are 2-17 years of age for at least one 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:
Make sure your details are up-to-date with Medicare if you think your child may be eligible. You may update Medicare details by calling the patient helpline on 132 011. For Family Tax Benefit A matters, contact Centrelink on 136 150.