THE CANADA DENTAL BENEFIT On Tuesday, September 13, 2022 the federal government announced phase-one of its plan to enhance access to dental care for Canadians. Households earning less than $90,000 will receive up to $650 to help pay for dental visits by children under age 12. The target implementation date for the Canada Dental Benefit is December 1, 2022, pending Parliamentary approval and Royal Assent of enabling legislation, and the program would cover expenses retroactive to October 1, 2022. The Canada Dental Benefit would provide payments up to $650 per child per year for families with adjusted net income under $90,000 per year and without 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.
To access the Benefit, parents or guardians of eligible children would need to apply through the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).