Everything to Know About the New Canada Dental Benefit
At Signature Smiles in Regina, we prioritize the well-being of our patients. We acknowledge the financial challenges that dental care may pose. We want to ensure that the cost of dental care never hinders you from getting necessary care.
Exciting news has emerged in Canada with the introduction of The Canada Dental Benefit. It’s a groundbreaking initiative meant to improve the accessibility of dental care, particularly for families with financial constraints. Here’s an in-depth look at what this means:
Understanding the Canada Dental Benefit
The Canada Dental Benefit aims to lighten the financial burden of dental care for families with a combined income of less than $90,000 annually.
This interim measure zeroes in on parents and guardians with children below the age of 12 who do not have private dental insurance. Families within the specified income bracket may benefit from a tax-free payment ranging from $260 to $650 for each eligible child, with a maximum of two payments per child.
Applications for this benefit are currently open until June 30, 2024, and are applicable for dental care received within the outlined period. Administered by the Canada Revenue Agency, these payments offer essential financial support for eligible families.
Eligibility for the Canada Dental Benefit
To qualify for the Canada Dental Benefit, families must meet the following criteria:
- An annual income below $90,000
- At least one child under 12 years old (as of July 1, 2023)
- Lack of access to a private insurance plan
- The sole caregiver/parent receiving this benefit
- Both parents have filed 2022 taxes
Please note: dental costs covered by other government programs do not qualify for this benefit.
Visit Us for Accessible Dental Care at Signature Smiles in Regina
At Signature Smiles in Regina, we value accessible dental care, particularly for children. The advent of The Canada Dental Benefit is a significant stride forward. It provides key financial assistance and helps ensure kids receive the dental care they need.
We proudly support this new financial benefit and are also committed to providing children’s dental care.
Our general dental team is here to help with all of your kids’ dental care needs. Schedule your next appointment today.