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Does your child qualify for the Canada Dental Benefit?

See Our Comprehensive Guide to find out if you're eligible parents and guardians for the Canada Dental Benefit Program.

Tax-free dental Payments

This additional payment by the Canadian government for your child's dental coverage will be tax-free.

Starting from December 1st, 2022

The first period is for children under 12 years old as of December 1, 2022, who receive dental care between October 1, 2022, and June 30, 2023.

Up to $650 per year

Recieve up to $650 per year for two years to cover dental expenses for children under 12 years.

What is the Canada Dental Benefit?

The program will provide eligible parents or guardians with up to $650 tax-free per year for two years to cover dental expenses for children under the age of 12. This benefit, which will support an estimated 500,000 children, is available to families without access to private dental insurance and with an adjusted family net income under $90,000. 

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Who qualifies for the Canada Dental Benefit?

  • Your child was born on or after December 2, 2010 (under 12 years old as of December 1, 2022)

  • Your child receives dental care services in Canada between October 1, 2022, and June 30, 2023

  • Your child does not have access to a private dental insurance plan

  • Your child's dental costs are not fully covered by another dental program provided by any level of government

  • You are the only parent or caregiver receiving the CCB for your child as of December 1, 2022 or you have shared custody of your child and receive half of the CCB for your child as of December 1, 2022

  • You filed your 2021 taxes

  • Your spouse or common-law partner filed their 2021 taxes or You do not have a spouse or common-law partner as of December 1, 2022

  • Your adjusted family net income is less than $90,000 in 2021

You need all of the above to be eligible for the program.

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How Can I Apply For The Canada Dental Benefit Program?

Learn more about the new dental care program in Canada and see if you qualify to get up to $650 tax-free for your child’s dental services starting from December 1st, 2022. 

Learn More About The Benefit Program.

Additional Questions about the Canada Dental Benefit Bill Program.

When can my family apply for the new government dental programs?

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will begin receiving applications and processing payments for the benefit starting December 1, 2022, and will be retroactive for dental expenses paid after October 1, 2022.

How much money does my child qualify for?

The program will provide payments of up to $650 per child per year for families with adjusted net income under $90,000 per year and without private dental coverage:

  • $650 would be provided for each eligible child if the family’s adjusted net income is under $70,000.
  • $390 would be provided for each eligible child if the family’s adjusted net income is between $70,000 and $79,999.
  • $260 would be provided for each eligible child if the family’s adjusted net income is between $80,000 and $89,999.
Where can I apply for the program?

The fastest way to apply for the Canada dental plan program will be to apply online using your CRA My Account. Make sure you’re ready to apply.

Applications for the Canada Dental Benefit will open on December 1, 2022.

What types of dental care are covered by the benefit?

The Canada Dental Benefit can be used for any oral health care provided by a regulated oral health professional licensed to practice in the place where care is provided.

Is the new benefit program available all across the country?

Yes, it is! As long as you qualify for the criteria mentioned above, you will be able to apply for the program all across the country. Our dentists in Calgary are here to help you and your family with their oral health. 

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