Canadian residents must not already have dental insurance coverage to be eligible. When submitting income tax, the applicant must state whether they have private dental coverage in the tax year.
Applications have already started for older seniors and more are opening in phases based on age groups. Letters will be sent to people who are eligible based on the 2022 income tax year. If you haven't received anything in the mail, you can Call 1-833-537-4342, visit http://www.canada.ca/dental or visit a Service Canada centre in-person.
Even though you are eligible to receive this benefit, not all clinics will participate in the program. It is important to verify eligibility, coverage and if there are any additional costs involved. If you have any questions you can call Lakeview Denture Clinic at 905-278-9898.
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Common Questions FAQ
Who's eligible for Canadian Dental Care Plan?
Everyone without existing dental insurance with a family income of less than 90k.
Will seniors get free dental care in Canada?
Announced to start in May 2024 seniors will have access to free dental insurance in Canada if they meet certain criteria.
What is the dental program for low income Canadians?
The Canadian Dental Care Plan (CDCP) allows for low income seniors to access free dental care or partially covered dental care through denture clinics and dental clinics.
What is the income limit for Canada dental benefit?
Anyone who has a family income of $90 000 or more is not eligible for CDCP program. Anyone who has an income of $89999 or under must qualify yearly to maintain coverage for the year.
What happens after I apply for CDCP?
After you apply, Sun Life insurance company will send you an information package including a membership insurance card.
How much does the seniors dental program cover?
The federal program covers 100%, 60% or 40% of dental treatments including dentures. If your family income is less than 70k you are covered 100%. If your family income is $70 000- $79 999 you are covered 60%. If your family income is $80 000-$89 999 you are covered 40%.
What is adjusted family net income?
Your family income is calculated when doing your income tax. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will be able to confirm and send you information about the coverage. It is important your current address is up to date with CRA.
How do I find out my adjusted family net income?
The family income is calculated from your income tax statement,
line 23600 + 23600(of spouse/common law) - line 11700 and 12500(of spouse/common Law) + line 21300 and 23200(of spouse/common law) is your adjusted family net income.
How much will CDCP pay denturists, dental hygienists and dentists?
The program will only pay a specific predetermined price for each treatment set by the Canadian Dental Care Plan. Denturists, dentists, dental hygienists and dental specialists have the option to join the program but are not required.
What is covered under the Canadian Dental Care Plan?
Dentures, fillings, extractions, dental cleanings, exam, x-rays radiographs, root canals and oral surgery.
Can seniors get free dentures in Canada?
The dental program for seniors will cover dentures at 100%, 60% or 40% depending on the prior years family income.
Does the government pay for dentures in Canada?
Starting in May 2024 the federal government through Sun Life insurance will pay for dentures for eligible seniors.
Who is not eligible for the Canadian Dental Care Plan?
Currently anyone who already has dental insurance and anyone whose family income is more than $90 000.
When can I apply for the federal dental insurance Canadian Dental Care Plan (CDCP)?
People can apply on specific dates grouped by age, 87 and above December 2023, 77-86 January 2024, 72-76 February 2024, 70-71 March 2024, 65-69 May 2024, under 18 June 2024, Adults with disability tax credit June 2024, All other eligible 2025.
How do I get coverage for the Canadian Dental Care Plan?
Service Canada will contact people that are eligible in phases. It is important your information is up to date with Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). The family income will be assessed at the 2022 income tax year at the start of the program.
How Do I apply for the Canadian Dental Care plan?
You can apply by phone or check the status by calling, 1-833-537-4342, Monday-Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm. Service Canada Centres will also be able to help in person. Online applications will open May 2024 http://www.canada.ca/dental.
Can I apply online for free dentures?
Eligible Canadians will be able to receive dentures at no cost or partially covered through the federal Canadian Dental Care plan administered through Sun Life insurance starting May 2024.
How will the Canadian Dental Care Plan (CDCP) know if I already have insurance?
When submitting your income tax, you must specify whether or not you have dental insurance. Your employer must also declare on your T4 statement when dental insurance coverage is offered though work.
When does the Canadian Dental Care Plan start?
The federal government has announced that the program will likely start in May 2024.
Will I get free dentures at my denturist or dentist clinic?
Each provider or clinic may join the program but are not required, call 905-278-9898 to check.