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    When you had a baby did you add your partner to your card? What are the benefits of having everyone on the same card?

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    My partner was already on my card when we added DD. So now we each have a card with all three of us listed.

    If you and your DP had separate cards only one of you can add your baby to their card. If you added bub to your card only and DP needed to take him/her to the doctor or hospital DP wouldn't have a Medicare card with bub listed.

    Not sure if there's any other benefits

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    Yes after #1 arrived we all put ourselves on the one Medicare card. Makes it so much easier and less confusing. I don't think there are any real benefits apart from only having the one card and Medicare number.

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    As per previous posts.

    It also means if you have a few receipts to claim (say, one in your name and one in his) either one of you can claim them rather than having to go in separately with your own receipts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GM01 View Post

    If you and your DP had separate cards only one of you can add your baby to their card. If you added bub to your card only and DP needed to take him/her to the doctor or hospital DP wouldn't have a Medicare card with bub listed.

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    Not true. My XH and I have the kids on both of our cards and we definitely have different numbers.

    The kids are identifiable under both numbers. No hassle at all.

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    For us, I did it so if I went to the dr, or hubby went to the dr, and the other person could get to Medicare, you can claim for the people on your card, so we can make each others claims, plus babies. Also, it is good to all be under the same for safety net reasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HugsBunny View Post
    Not true. My XH and I have the kids on both of our cards and we definitely have different numbers.

    The kids are identifiable under both numbers. No hassle at all.
    Well there you go! You learn something new every day.

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    You can have a child on two people's cards. X and I never shared a card but we both have DS on ours.

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    Yeah kids can be anywhere under 16.

    I have my DH and SD (and my DD) on mine, and DH has the same on his.

    SD's mum also has SD on hers. She can claim for SD to be bulk billed all the time (she's on low income) but we have to pay for SD. That's been the only confusion at times.

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    My kids are on my exs card and on mine. The only issue I have had is that as we have a different address, theirs is constantly changing (when he was taking them to the Dr, which he can not any more due to the court orders). With the medicare Safety Net there would be more people on the card for that I guess.


 

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