New kids dental benefit now open to some Canadians. Here’s what to know – GLOBAL

December 1, 2022

The Liberal government’s new dental care benefit for children is open for applications, which will help qualifying families get help for their children’s dental costs.

The dental benefit was a compromise between the Liberals and NDP, as part of the supply-and-confidence agreement that will see the New Democrats support the minority government until 2025.

The Liberals are still working on a wider national dental insurance program, but Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos said last month this new interim program will help ease the burden of dental bills for parents of younger children while details are worked out for a second program that will include seniors, people with disabilities and Canadians with “relatively low- or middle-income ranges.”

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