Receiving certain Centrelink payments allows children to access CDBS.
To get dental benefits, you or your child must meet both of the following:
- get at least 1 payment from the list below
- get the payment at least once in the calendar year.
|Who gets the payment||Payment|
|Child’s parent, carer or guardian||Family Tax Benefit (FTB) Part A
Double Orphan Pension
|Child||Family Tax Benefit Part A
Disability Support Pension
Department of Veterans’ Affairs education allowances under the:
|Teenager’s partner||Family Tax Benefit Part A
If you get FTB Part A
There are 2 ways to get FTB Part A:
- as an instalment
- as a lump sum payment.
An instalment is where children and teenagers are eligible for the calendar year you get a fortnightly payment.
A lump sum payment is where you get 1 payment for a whole past financial year. In this case, dental benefits start on 1 January after that financial year.
Page last updated: 24 July 2019
This information was printed 25 February 2021 from https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/services/medicare/child-dental-benefits-schedule/who-can-get-it/eligible-payments. It may not include all of the relevant information on this topic. Please consider any relevant site notices at https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/site-notices when using this material.