PBS Safety Net Claim Form Changes


Services Australia is replacing the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) Safety Net claim for payment form pads, as it shifts to a fillable PDF. In an announcement made earlier this week the Federal Government agency said it was no longer supplying the pads as part of the annual PBS Safety Net kits, noting the new PBS Safety Net claim or payment form (PB241) is now available through its website.

As part of a transition process to the new system, Services Australia will continue to process claims submitted using the pads, which can still be obtained through the Camerons Group Online Ordering Portal until all stock is exhausted.


Under the new system the agency will require pharmacies to retain copies of all forms submitted. “We will only accept typed prescription order forms,” Services Australia said. “We will return handwritten, incomplete or poor quality forms to the prescriber.”

Click here to access the PB241 form.

Source:, Thursday 7January 2021