Child Dental Benefits Schedule

How to claim

Check if you're eligible to get the Child Dental Benefits Schedule before you start your claim. You can claim on certain dental services for your child.

Before you start

  1. Confirm your child is eligible.
  2. Confirm your balance by using your Medicare online account through myGov. You can also call the Medicare general enquiries line.
  3. Speak to a private or public dentist. Let them know you or your child can get the benefits.
  4. Discuss the child’s treatment, costs and if there are any item restrictions with the dentist. Do this before you get the services.
  5. Sign a consent form agreeing to the services and the cost, your dentist will give it to you.
  6. Have your dentist perform the service.

When you need 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.

Ways 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.

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Page last updated: 29 August 2018