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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.”
The government-funded Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) is now available for families with children aged 2-17 years who receive government benefits.
The CDBS has a means test, which requires receipt of Family Tax Benefit Part A or a relevant Australian Government payment.
If children are eligible they can receive up to $1000 over two calendar years for preventative and restorative dentistry, such as:
- Fissure sealing
- Root canals
N.B. This scheme does not cover cosmetic dental work or orthodontics.
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