How to manage your Medicare Safety Nets
How to check your Safety Net threshold, and let us know if your family situation changes.
Checking your Medicare Safety Net threshold
You can check your threshold amounts at any time through either your:
You can also call the Medicare enquiries line.
Reaching a Medicare Safety Net threshold as a registered family
We’ll let you know when you’re close to reaching a Medicare Safety Net threshold as a family. At this time, we’ll also ask you to confirm who’s in your family. Once you reach the threshold, we’ll start paying you higher Medicare Benefits for the rest of the calendar year. You need to have confirmed your family members to get the higher benefits.
Letting us know when your family situation changes
If there are any changes to who’s in your registered Medicare Safety Net family, its important to let us know. You should let us know if:
- you have a baby
- you adopt a child
- you and your partner separate
- your dependent child leaves your care.
You can let us know by either:
- filling in the Medicare Safety Net couples and families registration and amendment form
- calling the Medicare general enquiries line.
Page last updated: 2 August 2019
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