Being careful about your child’s dental health from early age is extremely important to prevent oral problems in future.  Consulting a dentist regularly, or at least twice a year can help you to take good care of your kid’s dental health. To ensure good health for more and more kids, the Government of Australia covers the price of fundamental dental treatments of 3 million kids between 2-17 years of age.

Child Dental Benefits Schedule

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule covers kids’ dental services through bulk billing. This is a scheme offered by Medicare wherein every eligible child is entitled up to $1,000 for 2 years to use for variety of dental services. If your kid is eligible for this scheme, then it will also cover cost of dental services like routine check-ups, cleaning, repairing of cracked teeth, root canal and dental fillings. However, this scheme does not offer coverage for orthodontic or cosmetic treatments.

However, every dentist does not offer services under CDBS. So before taking a treatment, you need to check whether you dentist offers you the benefit of this scheme.

What is the eligibility for CDBS?

For receiving the benefits of the CDBS bulk billing program, a child needs to be 2-17 years old and entitled for Medicare. Also, parent or child should be receiving at least one of the benefits listed below-

  • Family Tax Benefit Part A
  • Disability Support Pension
  • Career Payment
  • Double Orphan Pension
  • Parenting Payment
  • Special Benefit
  • Youth Allowance
  • Veterans’ Children Education Scheme (VCES)
  • Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act Education and Training Scheme

How is the eligibility assessed?

  • Child’s eligibility for CDBS is determined at the commencement of calendar year. It is necessary that parent/guardian or the child is eligible to the above given criteria for atleast one year.
  • In case your kid becomes eligible for the scheme during that calendar year, then the payment will be entitled for entire year.
  • If the entitled money is not utilised in the first year, then it is carried forward in the second year.
  • To know more about the details and to check your child’s eligibility, you can Child Dental Benefits Schedule website.

What are the benefits of CDBS

  • Eligible kids who have gained CDBS payments can get dental treatment at any public dental clinic without any out-of-pocket price, as the claim is bulk billed.
  • CDBS payments can also be used to get treatment from private dentist.
  • In case you get a treatment from private dentist, you might need to pay some amount out of pocket. Make sure that you understand all the expenses prior to the commencement of treatment.
  • Dentist might verify whether you are eligible for CDBS benefits.
  • Also, treatment.

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