When you spend a lot on PBS medicines
If you spend a lot on PBS medicines, the PBS Safety Net can reduce your costs.
The PBS Safety Net helps you pay less for medicines after you've reached a certain amount in a calendar year.
Once you or your family spend a certain amount on PBS medicine you’ll reach the PBS Safety Net threshold.
Know which medicines will count towards the PBS Safety Net threshold.
Keep track of your PBS medicines so you know when you’ve reached the PBS Safety Net threshold.
There are laws and restrictions on the amount and types of PBS medicine you can take or send overseas.
Page last updated: 2 July 2019
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