Every benefit has its own benefit period. The majority of your money back benefit allowances have a one year benefit period. Each benefit period will be activated when you submit your first claim, and will start from the date you paid your practitioner.
For Hospital Benefit your benefit period begins on the first day or night that we pay benefit for.
For Maternity/Paternity/Adoption, your benefit period begins on the date of birth or the date the child is placed with you for adoption.
You can keep sending in claims for a benefit until you reach your maximum allowance, or your benefit period expires. When your benefit period expires, the full allowance will renew, but your next benefit period will not be activated until you submit your next claim.