How does it work?
Parents need to have filled their tax returns for the previous fiscal year in order to be eligible.
Patients are required to pay for their treatment up front. Your dental receptionist will supply you with a receipt which you will submit to the CRA for reimbursement.
Who is eligible?
Children 12 years old and under who are not covered on a private dental plan such as their parent's benefits through work.
What about children aged 13 to 18?
The Government of Canada will be covering children in this age bracket next. That program is slated to start by the end of 2023.
What about seniors? People with disabilities?
That program is slated to start by the end of 2023.
How much coverage do I get?
Coverage is based on your net household income.
Under $70,000 - $650 per child per period (please see below for information on periods)
$70,000 to $80,000 - $390 per child per period
$80,000 to $90,000 - $290 per child per period
**eligible benefit is half if custody of the child is shared**
What are the coverage periods?
First period: October 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023
Second period: July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024
**As this is only an interim program, a more comprehensive program will commence in June 2024. We do not have any information about this future program at this time.**
How do I know if I am covered?
You will need to apply. You will also need to have filed your previous years' taxes.
How do I apply?
You can apply online using your MyCRA account.
If you have any questions or want to know more information, we encourage you to click this link above or visit www.Canada.ca to learn more.
We will update this page as more information becomes available.
Page updated April 18, 2023