Claiming Child Dental Benefits

You can claim on certain dental services for your child.

Before you start

You should:

  • confirm your child is eligible
  • confirm your balance:
  • speak to a private or public dentist and let them know you or your child can get the benefits
  • discuss the child’s treatment, costs and if there are any item restrictions with the dentist before you get the services
  • sign a consent form agreeing to the services and the cost – your dentist will give it to you

When to claim

If your dentist:

  • bulk bills, you don’t need to submit a claim
  • doesn’t bulk bill, you must pay the bill and claim your benefits from us

Remember, you can’t claim from us and a private health insurer for the same dental service.

How to claim

You can claim your benefit:

  • at the dental surgery, or
  • by submitting a claim directly with us

If you need to submit a claim, you can do it:

We’ll process your claim

When we’ve processed your claim, we’ll pay the benefits into your account.

Page last updated: 18 October 2017