Patient eligibility requirements for the Child Dental Benefits Schedule.
To be eligible for the CDBS, your patient must:
- be aged 2 to 17 years for at least 1 day of the calendar year
- be eligible for Medicare on the day of service
- get, or be part of a family getting, certain Australian Government payments.
We assess eligibility at the beginning of each calendar year and it's valid for the entire year. Children who become eligible later in the calendar year will have their eligibility backdated. It will begin from 1 January of that calendar year.
Page last updated: 22 February 2019
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