Liberals reveal details of new Canada Dental Benefit – CBC

Canada Dental Benefit will provide up to $1,300 for children in families with incomes under $70,000

Sep 20, 2022

The federal government has introduced legislation to enact its recently announced cost-of-living plan by offering some Canadians help with dental care for children and one-time boosts to the housing benefit and the GST tax credit.

The government said that, when combined, the three measures amount to $4.5 billion in financial support targeted at low- and middle-income Canadians — and $3.2 billion of it is new money in addition to measures announced in the budget.

The first stage of the Canada Dental Benefit — for children between the ages of two and 12 — is expected to provide dental care to 500,000 children at a cost of close to $1 billion.

Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos described this first step on dental benefits as an “interim” measure. He said the program will be expanded in the coming years and the government hopes it will work in concert with provincial plans.

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