Canada Dental Benefit

Provided by: Government of Canada - Canada Revenue Agency - AKA: CRA

Service Description

An interim benefit intended to help lower dental costs for eligible families.

Depending on the family's adjusted net income, a tax-free payment of $260, $390, or $650 is available for each eligible child. The benefit is available for two periods and it is a maximum of two payments per eligible child. The periods are:
  • Period 1: October 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
  • Period 2: July 1, 2023-June 30, 2024
Payments are made by direct deposit or cheque. For direct deposit, allow up to five business days (must be set up with the CRA). Cheques should arrive within 10 business days.

Benefit payments are administered by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).


Families who earn less than $90,000 per year * Child must not have private dental insurance * Parent/guardian's taxes must be filed and up-to-date

Eligibility is specific to when the child receives dental care:

Period 1: The child must be under 12 years of age as of December 1, 2022 (born on or after December 2, 2010)
Period 2: The child must be under 12 years of age as of July 1, 2023 (born on or after July 2, 2011)

See website for other eligibility criteria
No fees
How to Access:
Apply online (fastest processing time) or by calling the CRA
Documents Required:
Social Insurance Number (SIN) * Assessed tax return, notice of assessment or reassessment, other tax document, or be signed in to CRA My Account * Dental receipts
Program Hours:
Mon:8am - 8pm
Tue:8am - 8pm
Wed:8am - 8pm
Thu:8am - 8pm
Fri:8am - 8pm
Sat:8am - 5pm
Times listed are local for caller
Program Phone Numbers:
  • Questions and Apply By Phone
    Across Canada
  • Questions and Apply By TTY (teletypewriter)
    Across Canada
  • Questions and Apply By TTY (operator-assisted relay service)
    Across Canada
English * French
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