Medicare rebate cheques to end

Claiming your Medicare rebates is about to become more streamlined but you’ll have to ensure your bank details are registered before 1 July 2016 to continue being able to claim.

From 1 July 2016, cheques will no longer be sent for rebate claims, which means that you must have your bank details registered to be able to receive any funds.

You will still be able to make a claim at source (your GP or medical practioner’s office), online, using the Medicare Express Plus app, at a Medicare office, by post or by phone, but you will no longer be sent a cheque.

You can register your bank account details by:

  • logging onto your Medicare account, through MyGov or the Express Plus Medicare app

  • calling Medicare, have your Medicare number to hand

  • complete a form and post to Medicare

  • visit a service centre and lodge a form

Once you have lodged your details, any rebate claims made will be paid straight into your bank account.

For more information or to lodge a claim, visit HumanServices.gov.au

Written by Debbie McTaggart



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