Civilian Employees: COVID-19 and Temporary Measures to the Public Service Dental Care Plan and Pensioners’ Dental Services Plan

July 24, 2020 – Defence Stories

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Canada is implementing temporary measures for the administration of the Public Service Dental Care Plan (PSDCP) and the Pensioners’ Dental Services Plan (PDSP).

These measures are designed to help lessen the impact of the suspension of non-emergency dental services and support the recommendations of public health authorities for physical distancing.

These measures will be in effect for one year from a date determined by the Government of Canada once non-emergency dental services are again available. This date will be communicated once determined.

The Government of Canada recognizes that coverage for some dependent children may expire during the suspension of non-emergency dental services preventing them from receiving required dental services or treatments. In response, a temporary extension of dependent children’s eligibility has been put in place for the PSDCP and the PDSP.

For information on temporary measures, consult COVID-19 temporary administrative measures: Public Service Dental Care Plan (PSDCP) and Pensioners’ Dental Services Plan (PDSP). For additional information on the PSDCP or PDSP, consult the Public Service benefit plans.

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