Get ready to apply - Canada Dental Benefit

Get ready to apply

Answer the questions below. Complete any steps you are missing to make it easier to apply for the benefit.

File your income taxes

Filing your income tax return is required to apply for this benefit.

Have you filed your 2021 income taxes?

  • Yes

    If you have a spouse or common-law partner, have they also filed their 2021 taxes?

    Use your marital status as of December 1 2022.

    • Yes, they have filed
    • No, they have not filed yet

      Did your spouse or common-law partner become a resident of Canada for tax purposes in 2021 or 2022?

      • Yes

        Did they submit a statement of world income for 2021?

        • Yes
        • No
      • No
    • I do not have a spouse or common-law partner
  • No

    Did you become a resident of Canada for tax purposes in 2021 or 2022?

    • Yes

      Did you submit a statement of world income for 2021?

      • Yes
      • No
    • No

Confirm you receive the Canada Child Benefit (CCB)

Receiving the CCB is required to access this benefit.

Do you receive CCB payments for your child as of December 1, 2022?

  • Yes
  • No

    Who receives CCB payments for your child as of December 1, 2022?

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

Confirm you have access to your CRA My Account

Canada Revenue Agency's online application (CRA My Account) is the fastest way to apply for this benefit.

Do you have a CRA My Account?

  • 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

    Do you have a My Service Canada Account?

    • Yes
    • No

Set up direct deposit

Direct deposit is the fastest way to get payments for this benefit.

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

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