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  • Medicare levy exemption

    We may send letter about the Medicare levy exemption if you claimed the exemption on your tax return but we receive information that suggests you may not be eligible to do so.

    To be eligible for the Medicare levy exemption you must be in one of the following categories:

    • Category 1 – Medical (which applies to people such as blind pensioners)
    • Category 2 – Foreign and Norfolk Island residents
    • Category 3 – Not entitled to Medicare benefits (including those who have obtained a Medicare levy exemption certificate from Medicare Australia).

    If you have any dependants, their circumstances are also important when working out whether you are eligible for the Medicare levy exemption.

    There is no schedule accompanying the Medicare levy exemption letters we issue but you may need to contact us if you disagree with the information in your letter.

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    Last modified: 11 Feb 2016QC 43493