The Child Dental Benefits Schedule will continue in 2018
In the news:
The Australian Dental Association (ADA) has applauded announcement by the Turnbull Government and its Health Minister, Greg Hunt, to reinstate the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) cap to $1,000.
“The Minister for Health, the Hon Greg Hunt … advised the ADA that a number of changes to the CDBS have been finalised and will take effect on 1 January 2018.”
Children are now given better chances of keeping their youthful smiles. Professional dental healthcare just become more accessible with the new Child Dental Benefits Schedule. Formally replacing the Medical Teen Dental Scheme last January of 2014, Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) is designed to provide approximately 3.4 million children with financial support for basic dental healthcare.
Children Benefits Dental Schedule provides eligible children with $1000 benefit entitlement cap that covers for professional dental healthcare. Eligibility is assessed and determined at the beginning of every calendar year by the Department of Human Services. Basically, a child is considered for CDBS eligibility if
The child is between the ages of 2 and 17 years
The child belongs to a family that receives Family Tax Benefits
Note that a child is considered and continues to be eligible even if he or she is just turning 2 or are already turning 18 within the given calendar period.
Part A or any of the following:
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
$1000 Benefits Cap
While Child Dental Benefits Schedule does not necessarily cover orthodontic and cosmetic dentistry procedures, it does cover essential dental healthcare which includes:
It is important to remember that while the $1000 CDBS cap is designed to financially support the professional dental needs of the eligible patient, it is non-transferable and cannot be used by other family members.
Dentist On The Gold Coast
Your Dentist On The Gold Coast at Main Beach Dental recognises that no one is ever too young for proper oral healthcare. Helping children preserve their youthful smiles, Main Beach Dental makes world-class dentistry accessible to the local Gold Coast community and its surrounding regions with Child Dental Benefits Schedule. Claim your FREE dental consultation by calling us at (07) 5503 1177, or simply by booking an appointment online.