A information session on the Canada Dental Benefit for oral health professionals with Health Canada and the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) was held on November 29, 2022.
Please click here to view the presentation slides, as well as tools and resources found below, designed to help clients or patients understand and access the Canada Dental Benefit.
Canada Dental Benefit:
- Health Canada stakeholder kit (English)
- Health Canada stakeholder kit (French)
- Health Canada stakeholder kit (other languages)
- Walkthrough of application process video – Canada.ca
The Canada Dental Benefit provides eligible parents or guardians with a direct tax-free payment of up to $650 per year for two years to help cover dental expenses for children under 12. This is a temporary benefit, which will support an estimated 500,000 children, is and available to families without access to private dental insurance and with an adjusted family net income under $90,000. The first benefit period is for children under 12 years old as of December 1, 2022 who receive oral health care between October 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023. The CRA began receiving applications and processing payments for the benefit on December 1, 2022.
Applications for the new Canada Dental Benefit are now open!
Children under 12 who are covered by provincial, territorial or federal (e.g. Non-Insured Health Benefits) programs are eligible for the Canada Dental Benefit if they and their family meet all of the criteria to qualify for the benefit and as long as they have out-of-pocket expenses that have not been covered by their provincial, territorial or federal program.
For more information on eligibility requirements, how to apply, and payment amounts for the new Canada Dental Benefit visit canada.ca/dental.