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Teen Dental Vouchers
anyone got theirs yet?

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#1 gina70

Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:39 AM

As per title, normally I have received mine by now.  has anyone else got theirs  I have made dentist appointments for a couple of weeks time hoping that they come.

#2 Halcyon~

Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:45 AM

what are teen dental vouchers

#3 I'msoMerry

Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:48 AM

I hadnt thought about it until I read your title.

I havnt got mine yet either.

I wonder if they got scrapped with budget cuts?

#4 3mummy3

Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:51 AM

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.

Edited by 3mummy3, 09 January 2013 - 07:58 AM.

#5 mumto3princesses

Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:52 AM

I forgot about those. Nope, haven't got mine yet either and usually have it by now.

#6 gina70

Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:54 AM

I will call Medicare today and let you know how I go.

Here is the link if people don't know what they are:  http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/s...een-dental-plan

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.

Edited by gina70, 09 January 2013 - 08:37 AM.

#7 somila

Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:59 AM

I haven't received mine yet, but was told they would be discontinued after this year, so they should come.

#8 JustBeige

Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:01 AM

I dont remember getting mine this early last year.   I would expect them in by the end of school holidays.

#9 Floral Arrangement

Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:03 AM

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.gif  sad about her growing up not about the voucher.

#10 3mummy3

Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:12 AM

Info about the new program in 2014:

Grow Up Smiling

Grow Up Smiling will commence from 1 January 2014. This $2.7 billion measure will provide a Commonwealth funded capped benefit entitlement for basic dental services for children. Around 3.4 million children aged 2-17 in families who meet a means test will be eligible for benefits each year. The means test will be the same as the existing Medicare Teen Dental Plan (MTDP), which requires receipt of Family Tax Benefit Part A or other certain government payments. Grow Up Smiling will replace the MTDP from 1 January 2014.Services for basic essential dental treatment, such as check-ups, x-rays, fillings and extractions will be included in Grow Up Smiling. High end (crowns, bridges, root canal) and orthodontic items are excluded. The total benefit entitlement will be capped at $1,000 per child over a two year period.

#11 gina70

Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:40 AM

Thanks for that info 3mummy3.

I updated my previous post.

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