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New Canada Dental Benefit 2023-24 Applications Are Now Open

Last Updated On 5 August 2023, 10:36 AM EDT (Toronto Time)

The second application period for the federal government’s Canada Dental Benefit 2023 program started on July 1, 2023, and it will end on June 30, 2024.

This interim Canada Dental Benefit is designed to assist families that earn less than $90,000 annually in reducing the expenses associated with dental care.

If they pay for dental care for a kid under the age of 12 who does not have access to a private dental insurance plan, then the parents or guardians of that child may be eligible for this program.

The benefit ranges from $260 to $650 for children whose families have an adjusted net income that is between $80,000 and $89,999; $390 to $650 for families with an adjusted net income that is between $70,000 and $79,999; and between $70,000 and $79,999.

This means that parents or guardians of children who are qualified for the program can receive up to $650 per child for dental care for the next calendar year.

Parents who match the requirements listed below can submit an application for the benefit for July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024 period using their respective online accounts with the Canada Revenue Agency:

  • They do not have access to private dental insurance;
  • their adjusted family net income is less than $90,000;
  • their kid will be under the age of 12 as of July 1, 2023; and
  • their dental care expenditures will not be completely covered by any other dental program offered by any level of government.    

Who Can Apply Canada Dental Benefit

  • Your child was born on or after July 2, 2011 (under 12 years old as of July 1, 2023).
  • Your child receives dental care services in Canada between July 1, 2023 and June 30, 2024
  • Your child does not have access to a private dental insurance plan
  • Your child’s dental costs are not fully covered by another dental program provided by any level of government
  • You are the only parent or caregiver receiving the Canada Child Benefit for your child as of July 1, 2023 OR
    • You have shared custody of your child and receive half of the CCB for your child as of July 1, 2023
  • You filed your 2022 taxes
  • Your adjusted family net income is less than $90,000 in 2022
  • No one has applied for the additional payment for your child’s dental costs for the 2022-2023 benefit period

Applicants may have the option of submitting their requests to receive this monetary support prior to their scheduled appointments; however, they will be required to provide evidence of eligibility in the form of contact information for the dental service provider, the date of the appointment, and information relating to their employer and spouse or partner in relation to their benefit coverage.

How To Apply For Canada Dental Benefit

Applicants will have the ability to use the online portal in one of two ways: either by logging into their “My Account” with the CRA or by dedicated CRA phone line.

Canada Dental Benefit phone number

In any case, those who are interested in applying will be required to provide a number of attestation statements in order to evaluate their eligibility and answer a series of security questions in order to validate their identification.

How much Canada Dental Benefit can you get

Adjusted family
net income
2022 tax return
Full custody amountShared 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 morenot eligiblenot eligible
Canada Dental Benefit Payments

5-10 days is the average processing time of Canada Dental Benefit payments.

Click here for more information on Canada Dental Benefit application.

How much is the processing time for Canada Dental Benefit payment?

If you have your account set up with the CRA for direct deposit, the process might take up to five working days.

By mail the anticipated arrival time for a cheque is about ten business days.

What information is required to apply for Canada Dental Benefit?

You will need the following items in order to verify your identity to apply for Canada Dental Benefit by phone line:

Social Insurance Number (SIN)
full name and date of birth
complete address
assessed tax return, notice of assessment or reassessment, other tax document, or be signed in to CRA My Account


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