Centrelink Denture Entitlements

My parent's next door neighbour today told my mum that pensioners are entitled to $4,000.00 towards the cost of their dentures. Is this true?

Q.Vesna
I was wondering whether you could help me. Both my parents are pensioners. My dad is on the old age pension and my mother is in the process of Centrelink changing her from disability support pension to age pension.

My parent's next door neighbour today told my mum that pensioners are entitled to $4,000.00 towards the cost of their dentures. Is this true? Could you please send me a reply at your earliest convenience as mum is in the process of getting new ones made.

Answer provided by Centrelink General Manager, Hank Jongen.
Thanks for your question Vesna. Centrelink is responsible for issuing Pensioner Concession Cards, which helps identify whether a person is in receipt of a pension. And while many people can access discounts on dentures and glasses because they are a Centrelink customer, those services are provided by State Governments. For information about whether you’re mother is eligible for money for her dentures, I’d recommend you contact your State Government.





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    HarrysOpinion
    31st Aug 2016
    12:14pm
    There are some Universities that operate Dentistry Clinics for the public with 5th year students. The cost is concessional. A set of dentures may cost you $600 however there is a lead up of treatment costs before the final outcome. Nevertheless, I think that the total cost would come to less than a $1,000 and the process may take 6 months or more. Some of the students are excellent dentists. Google Australian Universities - Dentistry", see if there is one near your location.
    KB
    2nd Sep 2016
    11:44am
    In South Australia your mother can use adult dental clinic and would be charged 155 and that is the maximum payment for any dental work. In any state you would go on a waiting list and be contacted when an appointment comes up provided the person has a concession card
    TREBOR
    9th Sep 2016
    9:08pm
    I always knew Fat Hank couldn't use English properly.. typical of the current blend of contracted senior public servants... "you're mother" - well, she may be or not.. but what is the relevance?

    I suspect these guys get their jobs from the old insider network and not on ability and skill and talent.


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