Our dental clinic is proud to bulk bill all children who are eligible under the new Federal Government Child Dental Benefits Schedule

From January 2014 the Federal Government’s new dental scheme, Growing Up Smiling (Child Dental Benefits Schedule) replaced the previous Medicare Teen Dental Plan. The new scheme is designed to assist around 3.4 million children between the ages of 2 and 17. If eligible, each child is entitled to up to $1000 over two consecutive years.

To be eligible they must be aged 2 – 17 yo, have a medicare card and are either part of a family receiving Family Tax Benefit Part A or one of the following Australian Government payments:

  • Youth Allowance
  • ABSTUDY
  • Disability Support Pension
  • Parenting Payment
  • Special Benefit
  • Carer Payment
  • 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