Canada Dental Benefit

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Statistics for the Canada Dental Benefit since applications opened on December 1, 2022.

Summary data

Valid as of: July 3, 2024 at 11:30 pm ET (updated weekly)

Dollar values are rounded to the nearest $1,000. All other numbers are rounded to the nearest 10.

Total number of children helped

464,220

Breakdown by eligibility period
Since July 1, 2023 for Total number of children helped
Application period Number of applications
Period 2: Regular payments 330,570
Period 2: Additional payments 39,590
Period 1: Additional payments 25,030
Total: Since July 1, 2023 395,190
From launch to June 30, 2023 for Total number of children helped
Total: December 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023 323,350

Children who get the benefit in both periods are counted once in the total.

Total applications received to date

457,300

Breakdown by eligibility period
Since July 1, 2023 for Total applications received to date
Application period Number of applications
Period 2: Regular payments 205,970
Period 2: Additional payments 28,000
Period 1: Additional payments 17,040
Total: Since July 1, 2023 251,010
From launch to June 30, 2023 for Total applications received to date
Application period Number of applications
Period 1: Regular payments 206,290
Total: December 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023 206,290

Total dollar value of payments

$443,789,000

Breakdown by eligibility period
Approved and processed applications by claim period
Application period Dollar value of payments
Since July 1, 2023
(July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024)
$245,155,000
From launch to June 30, 2023
(December 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023)
$198,634,000

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