What is VDS or Victorian Denture Scheme
For those who can’t get their hands on a full range of denture services at community clinics, they may be offered vouchers by the state so that they can receive dental prosthetic services from private providers.
Understanding VDS or Victorian Denture Scheme
A denture voucher will cover the bulk of your dentures’ cost. You’ll be charged the same amount as you would at the community dental clinic.
Your private dentist or prosthetist will make all the necessary adjustments to your dentures for the first 12 months at no charge to you.
Eligibility Of VGDS
You must be qualified to use the public dental system to get dental treatment. To utilise the public dentistry system, you must meet specific standards. Dental specialist services may have additional requirements for eligibility.
- A resident in Victoria
- Has a Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card issued by Centrelink
- Has been issued a Veteran Gold Card or Veteran Pensioner Concession card by the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (DVA).
- Indigenous peoples, such as Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders.
- Asylum seekers and refugees alike.
Children and Young People
- A resident in Victoria and
- Under the age of 12, regardless of family income or age or
- Between the ages of 2 and 17 who meet the requirements for the Child Dental Benefits Schedule or
- Youth between the ages of 13 to 17 who have a Health Care Card or Pensioner Card or their parents also have a Health Care Card or Pensioner Card or
- All youth justice clients who are in custodial care and are under the age of 18
- Children and young people under the care of the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH) (including those in kinship and foster care) up to the age of 18