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Additional payment if dental costs are over $650 - Canada Dental Benefit

Status: Opens on July 1, 2023

The interim Canada Dental Benefit can provide an additional payment for some children who have dental costs more than $650 in one of the benefit periods. You would only meet the criteria for the additional payment if you are not applying for both benefit periods for that child. If you are eligible, the payment would be the same amount you received for the benefit period you applied for.

Criteria for the additional payment

Check if you can get an additional payment for your child's dental care for either the first or second benefit period. For both benefit periods, the earliest you can apply is July 1, 2023.

First benefit period: October 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023

You could be eligible for an additional payment if:

You need all of the above to be eligible

You must meet all of the above criteria to be eligible for the additional payment for the first benefit period.

Applications open on July 1, 2023 for either:

  • the additional payment
  • the payment for your child's dental care in the second benefit period

Second benefit period: July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024

Applications open on July 1, 2023

You must apply for your child's first payment for the second benefit period before you can apply for the additional payment. Both payments would be the same as your benefit amount for each eligible child.

When to apply

The additional payment for either benefit period will only be available when the second period opens for application.

The earliest you can apply is Saturday, July 1, 2023.

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