Yes, patients can use their full benefits within the first year of eligibility if required. If this is the case, additional benefits will not be made available in the following year. If this is the case, and the child is first eligible for benefits in 2014, the child would be required to wait until 2016 before they can again access a new $1000 which will be assessed on eligibility.
If the full $1000 is not used within the two (2) calendar year period, the eligibility expires and the remaining benefits cannot be used in the future.
Patients/parents will need to pay the balance for any treatment over $1000. It is best to talk to your Dentist to gain a better understanding of the potential financial effect.
Yes, private health insurance can be used for additional treatment not covered by Child Dental Benefits Schedule
When you book your appointment at MGA Dental
, you will be advised whether the dentist you are booking with is bulk billing for this service or if they require payment on the day and then claim back eligible benefits from Medicare. Benefits for some services may have restrictions under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule. You will need to personally meet the costs of any services not covered by the Child Dental Benefits Schedule.
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