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Canadian Dental Care Plan / Canada Dental Benefit

Region: Ontario Answer # 1706

Canadian Dental Care Plan (CDCP)

The Canadian Dental Care Plan (CDCP) was created to help lower dental costs for eligible families earning less than $90,000 per year. Applications have opened in phases beginning with seniors. 

Application schedule by age group

Group Applications open
Seniors aged 87 and above Starting         Dec. 2023
Seniors aged 77 to 86                                                                  (invitation to apply sent by Service Canada letter)  

Starting         Jan. 2024

Seniors aged 72 to 76                                                                 (invitation to apply sent by Service Canada letter) Starting         Feb. 2024
Seniors aged 70 to 71                                                                 (invitation to apply sent by Service Canada letter) Starting       Mar. 2024
Seniors aged 65 to 69                                                                                (online applications begin) Starting       May 2024
Adults with a valid Disability Tax Credit certificate                         (online applications) Starting       June 2024
Children under the age of 18  (online applications) Starting       June 2024
All remaining eligible Canadian residents  (online applications) Starting 2025

According to the Government of Canada,

“Canadian residents who are enrolled in the CDCP will be able to start seeing an oral health provider as early as May 2024, starting with seniors. The start date to access oral health care will vary based on when each group can apply, when the application is received and when enrolment is completed.”

Eligibility

To be eligible, individuals must:

  • not have access to dental insurance
  • have an adjusted family net income of less than $90,000
  • be a Canadian resident for tax purposes
  • have filed your tax return in the previous year

Visit Canada.ca for more information on the CDCP, including:

  • who qualifies
  • how to apply
  • when you can visit an oral health provider
  • what services are provided (Dental Benefits Guide)

Canada Dental Benefit

The Canada Dental Benefit is an interim federal tax benefit created to help lower the cost of dental expenses for the children of eligible families earning less than $90,000 per year. This benefit is available until June 30, 2024.

Eligibility

To be eligible, parents and guardians who have a child under 12 years old receiving dental care:

  • do not have access to a private dental insurance plan
  • have out-of-pocket expenses they will use for the Benefit
  • can provide documentation, such as receipts, to verify out of pocket expenses occurred, if required

How much can you receive?

Eligible parents and guardians may receive a tax-free payment of:

  • $650 for each eligible child if the family’s adjusted net income is under $70,000.
  • $390 for each eligible child if the family’s adjusted net income is between $70,000 and $79,999.
  • $260 for each eligible child if the family’s adjusted net income is between $80,000 and $89,999.

There is a maximum of 2 payments for each eligible child.

When is it available?

Applications are open until June 30, 2024 for:

  • dental care received between July 1, 2023 and June 30, 2024
  • one additional payment if you meet the criteria

For more information, including how to apply through Canada Revenue Agency, visit Canada.ca







								

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