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How much you can get - Canada Dental Benefit

Your Canada Dental Benefit payments are tax-free and will vary based on your family income. Parents and guardians with children who meet the eligibility criteria may apply for this benefit.

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Benefit amounts based on income

The CRA determines your benefit amount based on your adjusted family net income. The benefit amount for each eligible child will not change based on your dental costs.

How shared custody benefit amounts are split

If your child only lives with you part-time, you may be considered to have shared custody for the Canada Child Benefit (CCB). You will receive half of the dental benefit amount if you share custody of your child and currently split the CCB.

Both parents can apply for the dental benefit if they are eligible. The amount you receive would be 50% of the benefit amount based on your own adjusted family net income. This means you may receive a different amount than your child's other parent.

The dental benefit uses the same custody arrangement as the CCB as of:

  • December 1 2022 for first benefit period
  • July 1 2023 for second benefit period

Benefit amounts per eligible child

If you do not know your adjusted family net income, you can estimate your benefit amount.

Adjusted family net income Full custody amount Shared custody amount
less than $70,000 $650 $325
$70,000 to $79,999 $390 $195
$80,000 to $89,999 $260 $130
$90,000 or more not eligible not eligible

If dental costs are more than $650

If you only apply for one benefit period and your child's dental costs are over $650 in that period, you may meet the criteria for the additional payment.

Estimate your benefit amount

You can use the tool to estimate your adjusted family net income based on your tax information. The result will show your adjusted family net income for this benefit and the amount you may receive for each eligible child.

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The CRA is not collecting or retaining any of the information you enter on this page. These amounts are only used to help you estimate the Canada Dental Benefit payment amount you may be eligible for. You may be required to provide additional information for verification after you apply.

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Dental benefit period
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Custody arrangement
What is your custody arrangement for the children you are applying for? (required)

Custody arrangements are the same as the CCB. If your child lives with you part-time, check if it is shared custody

Family net income
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This is line 23600 of your tax return.

$ .00

This is line 23600 of your spouse's tax return.

$ .00

Include world income received when you were not a resident of Canada. If your world income is negative, enter '0'.

$ .00

Include world income received when they were not a resident of Canada. If their world income is negative, enter '0'.

Adjustments

Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP)

Leave fields blank if amounts are zero.

$ .00

This is line 12500 of your tax return.

$ .00

This is line 12500 on your and your spouse's tax returns.

$ .00

This is the RDSP amounts that is entered on line 23200 of your tax return.

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These are the RDSP amounts entered on line 23200 of your and your spouse's tax returns.

Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB)

Leave fields blank if amounts are zero.

$ .00

This is line 11700 of your tax return.

$ .00

This is line 11700 of your and your spouse's tax returns.

$ .00

This is line 21300 of your tax return.

$ .00

This is line 21300 of your and your spouse's tax returns.

Estimated benefit amount

Based on the amounts you entered, your adjusted family net income for this benefit is: $0

Show the math for this amount

Your adjusted family net income for this benefit is:

  • $0 (your net income)
  • plus$0 (your spouse's net income)
  • plus$0 (your world income)
  • equals$0 (your family net income)

  • $0 (your family net income)
  • minus$0 (UCCB and RDSP income)
  • plus$0 (UCCB and RDSP repayment)
  • equals$0 (your adjusted family net income)

If you're eligible, your benefit amount for the first period is:

$0 for each eligible child you have full custody of

$0 for each eligible child you have shared custody of

If you're eligible for the second benefit period, apply again after July 1 2023.

This result is an estimate based on the information you entered. The CRA will determine your benefit amount when you apply.

Since you have shared custody, your child's other parent may get a different result since their adjusted family net income will be different.

How many payments you can get

If you have more than one eligible child, you can apply for all of them at the same time or separately. For this benefit, you may apply for a maximum of 2 payments for each eligible child.

During the first benefit period

From December 1, 2022 until June 30, 2023, you may apply for:

  • one payment for an eligible child who receives dental care between October 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023

During the second benefit period

Applications open on July 1, 2023 for:

  • one payment for an eligible child who receives dental care between July 1, 2023 and June 30, 2024
  • one additional payment for dental care over $650 in either benefit period if you meet the criteria

If you receive a payment for a child in the first benefit period, that child will only be eligible for one more payment.

For shared custody arrangements

If your child only lives with you part-time, you may be considered to have shared custody for the Canada Child Benefit (CCB).

If you split the CCB as of December 1 2022, each eligible parent may receive a maximum of 2 split payments (50% of the benefit amount) for that child. Your eligibility or benefit amount will not change even if the other parent does not apply.

It is possible for parents of the same child to get different amounts because it is based on their own family's net income which may not be the same.

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