The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) is a programme for eligible children aged 2-17 years that provides up to $1000 in dental benefits over two consecutive calendar years for basic dental services, including fillings, exams, x-rays, fissure seals, extractions, cleans and root canal treatment.
Who is Eligible for the Child Dental Benefits Schedule?
Eligibilty is assessed by the Department of Human Services. A child must be aged between 2-17 years at any point in the calendar year and receive an Australian Government payment such as Family Tax Benefit A or other equivalent government payment.
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To check your eligibility please contact the Medicare general enquiries line on 132 011.
Utilizing the CDBS benefit
Although Medicare will be sending out letters to advise families about their eligibility, in the past we have found there are occasionally problems or delay in the dispatch of these letters. Hence we recommend checking whether you are eligible for the scheme by following one of the steps below:
• Log on to your Centrelink online account at my.gov.au