The Canada Dental Benefit



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Text on screen: Canada Dental Benefit.

Voiceover: To help children access the dental care they need, the Government of Canada has introduced the new, temporary Canada Dental Benefit.

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Eligible families with children under 12 who don’t have private dental insurance could receive up to $650 per child, per year for two years.

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Text on screen: Eligible families with children under 12, up to $650 per child, per year for two years to help pay for dental care.

To be eligible: your family net income must be under 90,000 dollars,

your child must be under 12 years old on December 1, 2022, and you are receiving the Canada child benefit for them,

you’ve filed the previous year’s tax return,

your child does not have access to private dental insurance, and,

you have made a dental appointment for your child, or they have already had an appointment after October 1, 2022

The text on screen transcribes the eligibility requirements as spoken by the voice-over.

If you are covered under a provincial plan, but still have out of pocket expenses, you may still be eligible for the Benefit.

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Before applying, make sure your personal information with the Canada Revenue Agency, including your direct deposit details, is up to date.

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You can use your “CRA My Account” to apply for the Canada Dental Benefit, or you can apply by phone.

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Applying online is quick, easy, and secure.

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If you apply online and are signed up for CRA direct deposit, you can receive your payment within 5 business days.

And that’s something to smile about.

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To learn more about eligibility and how to apply for the Canada Dental Benefit, visit Or, call 1-800-715-8836

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