I forgot to use last years ones! Anyone know if their is any leeway with their expiry? Not sure when or if this years ones will be sent out?
Just checked the dhs website, the scheme is continuing this year but will be replaced by a new program in 2014. Couldnt find any info about thenew program though, or about when the vouchers will be sent this year.
eta: I called medicare and she didn't know when they will be posted, she said I got mine on the 13th of January last year, so hopefully same this year. She also said this will be the last year this is offered, but there will probably be something similar to replace it.
There is no leeway you need the new one. When I haven't had mine for the older girls at the school dental clinic they have been able to look the details up for me. I haven't received mine either. Although as of this year I don't get one for dd1 now she is 18. sad about her growing up not about the voucher.
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