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  • New Medicare entitlement statement application form

    If your clients aren't eligible for Medicare, they can claim a Medicare levy exemption in their tax return. To claim the exemption, they must have a Medicare entitlement statement from the Department of Human Services.

    There is a new Application for a Medicare entitlement statementExternal Link you or your clients need to email or post to the Department of Human Services using the address on the form.

    To help your clients get it right and avoid delays:

    • use the new form on the Department of Human Services website (don't use old printed copies)
    • send certified copies of supporting documents with the form
    • check documents are in a PDF file and not password-protected
    • send separate emails for each of your clients
    • send one email for a client who has multiple applications for different claiming periods.

    Between July and October the Department of Human Services receive a high volume of applications and processing may take up to six weeks.

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    Last modified: 20 Jun 2017QC 52478