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  • Medicare Levy exemption objections

    We need specific documents and information to process an objection to our decision about Medicare Levy exemption.

    Providing this information up front will reduce delays.

    If you wish to lodge an objection about a Medicare Levy exemption, you'll need to:

    • complete and submit the relevant objection form (for taxpayers or tax professionals)
    • provide the supporting information listed below.

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    Supporting information required

    If you have previously given us any of the information listed below, you don't need to resend it.

    We need to know if any of the following applied to you during all or part of the year:

    • you were a blind pensioner
    • you received sickness allowance from Centrelink
    • you were entitled to full free medical treatment for all conditions under Defence Force arrangements or Veterans’ Affairs Repatriation Health Card (Gold Card).

    Note: If any of the above applied to you during the year, we will ask you for additional information.

    Temporary resident

    If you were a temporary resident without Australian citizenship for all of, or part of the year, we need to know:

    • if you will be providing a copy of your Medicare Entitlement Statement (MES) – your MES will show any periods that you were not entitled to Medicare, you can apply for a Medicare Entitlement StatementExternal Link through the Department of Human Services
    • if you will be providing a copy of your spouse's MES, if applicable.

    Note: Your objection may face delays where you do not provide an MES with your objection. We may also ask you for additional information regarding your dependents.

    Foreign resident

    If you were you a foreign resident for all of, or part of the year, we need to know:

    • if you will be providing a copy of your Medicare Entitlement Statement (MES) – your MES will show any periods that you were not entitled to Medicare, you can apply for a Medicare Entitlement StatementExternal Link through the Department of Human Services
    • if you will be providing a copy of your spouse's MES, if applicable.

    Note: Your objection may face delays where you do not provide an MES with your objection. We may also ask you for additional information regarding your dependents.

    Norfolk Island resident

    If, for the 2015-16 or earlier years, you were you a Norfolk Island resident for the full year, we need to know if you can provide evidence of your residential address in that year.

    If, for the 2015-16 or earlier years, you were a Norfolk Island resident for only part of the year we need to know:

    • the dates for which you were a Norfolk Island resident
    • if you can provide any documentary evidence of the period of your residency on Norfolk Island
    • if you can provide evidence of your residential address in that year
    • if you have any dependents, and the dates for which they were Norfolk Island residents.

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      Last modified: 26 Sep 2017QC 53397