Have you reached the Medicare Safety Net threshold?

It’s quick to check your Medicare Safety Net balance using Medicare online accounts or the Express Plus Medicare mobile app.

Once you’ve reached the threshold, the Medicare Safety Net may give you a higher Medicare benefit for the rest of the calendar year. This only applies to eligible services.

Visiting a doctor or having tests may also cost you less.

You can check whether you’ve reached your Medicare Safety Net threshold at any time.

You can do this by reviewing your Medicare Safety Net balance using your Medicare online account through myGov or using the Express Plus Medicare mobile app.

Next steps

Read more about the Medicare Safety Net, how to register and the threshold amounts.

Register for a myGov account and link to Medicare. Read our step-by-step guide to:

Once you’ve created a myGov account and linked to Medicare, you have created a Medicare online account. You can then download and use the Express Plus Medicare mobile app. You can download the app to your mobile from the App Store, Google Play™ or the Microsoft Windows Store.

Staff in our service centres and call centres can help you get set up for digital services if you need assistance.

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Page last updated: 2 February 2017