Canada Dental Benefit

Status: Not yet available

The government is proposing the new interim Canada Dental Benefit for eligible families earning less than $90,000 per year. It would provide financial support for parents and guardians of children under 12 years old if they receive dental care and do not have access to a private dental insurance plan. Children already covered under another government dental program may also be eligible if not all dental care costs are paid by that program.

Families would be able to apply for a payment for each eligible child. Applications are not yet available.

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Be ready to apply

Answer the questions below. Completing any steps you are missing will make it easier to apply.

File your income taxes

Have you filed your 2021 income taxes?

  • Yes
  • No

Confirm you have access to your CRA My Account

CRA My Account is the fastest way to apply for CRA-administered benefits.

Do you have a CRA My Account? (CRA's online application)

  • Yes

    Are you able to successfully sign in?

    • Yes
    • No

      What problem are you having?

      • I am locked out
      • I can't remember my CRA user ID or password
      • I'm having trouble accessing my Sign-in partner
      • I'm having trouble accessing my Provincial partner sign-in
  • No

Confirm you applied for the Canada Child Benefit (CCB)

Receiving the CCB may be required to access this benefit.

Do you receive CCB payments for your child?

  • Yes
  • No

    Who currently receives CCB payments for your child?

    • My spouse or common-law partner who lives with me
    • My child's other parent or caregiver who does not live with me
    • No one receives CCB payments for my child
  • Not sure

Set up direct deposit

Direct deposit is the fastest way to get payments for CRA-administered benefits.

Is your direct deposit information up to date with the CRA?

  • Yes
  • No - I want to set it up
  • No - I prefer to receive my payment by cheque

When you could apply

More information will be provided if Royal Assent is received

Legislation for the interim Canada Dental Benefit is under review and pending approval by Parliament.

Applications may be available after December 1, 2022 and may include dental services that occur on or after October 1, 2022.

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