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    Default How much is the medicare safety net?

    Hello

    Quick question or two...

    What is the Medicare Safety Net limit, I mean, how much to I have to spend in order to reach the limit?

    Also, is it per calander year, or financial year?

    Thanks

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    Dont quote me, it's either 1000 or 15oo per year per family. Im pretty sure it's calendar year.

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    It sure is calender year but I dont think its 1000?? cause I dont think we paid that much until we started getting the extra rebate, but I am not sure sorry.

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    http://www.medicareaustralia.gov.au/...dex.jsp#N10059

    Not 100% if it is Financial or calendar year. UPDATE: Just googled, apparently it is calendar year.
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    It's calendar year.

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    I have googled too, but I can't understand the medicare website....

    Extended general threshold amount is $1126 - I wonder if that is the amount I have to reach before I get the 80% back?

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    Default medicare safetynet

    Hi,

    I'm just reading the current info about medicare safetynet here:
    https://www.medicareaustralia.gov.au...resholds.shtml
    and I have a few questions

    1. dont really understand the difference between gap and general but i'm guessing that I probably have to spend $1058.70 of my own money before I can get the rebate and the rebate is only 80% - is this correct?

    2. I am due in February which means that my costs are going to be pushed over to a second year which means I have to reach the threshold twice!!! This is really stressing me out! according to my obgyn's info they charge a pregnancy management fee $2800 at 22 wks which will be first week of Oct12 for me and at the same time they will charge $1400 for labor booking fee which is not claimable from medicare or from private health... but is taken off my final bill for the birht.... so in feb i will have to pay an additioanl cost for the birth... is there anyway at all i can get my february costs included in the previous year?? sorry very long winded question!!

    i'm so stressed out about the cost of going private because everyone keeps pushing me to to do it but i just don't know how we're going to afford it!


 

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