670,000 Australians are collectively owed $110 million in unclaimed Medicare rebates from the Department of Human Services (DHS). Medicare is sending correspondence to those individuals who did not provide their bank account details to DHS and have thus missed out on rebates for doctors visits and other service fees. If you are entitled to reimbursement, you will be contacted via your online myGov account or by post.
Roll outs such as these unfortunately get the attention of criminals who try to interfere with the process by stealing the identity of unwitting individuals.
There are three main ways in which criminals can interfere with this reimbursement:
IDCARE recommends the following:
If you wish to contact the Medicare regarding this matter please call 132 011.
For more information on Medicare reimbursement please click on the below links.
For more information on credentials and identity theft please have a look at the below IDCARE Fact Sheets.
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