What are the age limits
You must start your treatment under the scheme before you turn 22.
Your treatment under the scheme will stop when you turn 28.
Your treating health professional can apply for approval for additional treatment if you’re over 28. Additional treatment might be for repairs to reconstructive work you had under the scheme. If we:
- approve the repairs, you can claim Medicare benefits for the treatment cost
- don’t approve the repairs, Medicare won’t cover them and you’ll need to pay for the treatment cost yourself.
You can get certain dental treatments under the scheme.
Page last updated: 6 November 2019
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