When you can claim

We assess your application to see if you’re eligible to access Medicare benefits. If you’re eligible we’ll update your Medicare Provider Record to show your new status.

We’ll send you a letter to let you know when your application has been finalised. The letter will tell you the date you’ll be eligible to start claiming the MBS items. You can start claiming under Medicare benefits from that start date.

Page last updated: 10 December 2021