Canadian Dental Care Plan 2024 – Check Eligibility, Documents

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Canadian Dental Care Plan 2024: The government of Canada launched the Canadian Dental Care Plan in December 2023. Canada Dental Benefit is already a part of the oral care program. However, its applications ended on 30th June 2024. Individuals who wanted to become a part of the Dental Care Plan applied for it online. According to the official schedule, the application process for adults with a valid disability certificate and children under 18 years old was started on 27th June 2024.

Canadian Dental Care Plan 2024 - Application Started, Check Eligibility, Documents

Canadian Dental Care Plan 2024

The Canadian Dental Care Plan is also available for other people. However, the application process for them will commence in 2025. CDCP is a federally delivered public plan for eligible residents of Canada. Applications will open in phases. Information regarding the required eligibility, application process, required documents and others is mentioned below.

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Eligibility Criteria for Dental Care Plan

Individuals can get benefits from the Canadian Dental Care Plan if they fulfill all the conditions mentioned by the officials. Below are the conditions which are required to be fulfilled to become eligible:

  • Individuals do not have access to dental insurance.
  • The adjusted net income of the families should be less than $90,000.
  • Individuals should be residents of Canada for tax.
  • Applicants must have filed their tax returns for the last year.
  • Individuals who hold dental coverage from the territorial, provincial or federal government social program can still apply for the CDCP. After fulfilling the above-mentioned conditions, the coverage of applicants will be coordinated between the plans which which ensures no duplication in the coverage.

(In case, any individual provides incorrect information, the particular beneficiary along with others the candidate has applied for will not get the benefit of the plan. Individuals and the family if they were not eligible and still applied might also have to repay the cost of care which was offered to them through the plan.

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Canadian Dental Care Plan Application Schedule

Aged 65 or olderNow
Adults holding a valid Disability Tax Credit certificateCommencing from 27th June 2024
Children under the age of 18Commencing from 27th June 2024
All remaining eligible residents (not in one of the above groups)Starting in 2025

How to apply for the Canadian Dental Care Plan 2024?

Individuals will have to apply online to participate in the Canadian Dental Care Plan. Please note that the officials have closed the application link between 8:00 pm on June 25 to 1:30 am ET on June 26 for maintenance. Follow the steps mentioned below to apply for the CDCP:

  • First of all, go to the official website of the Government of Canada using this link:
  • Secondly, the home page will open where you must find and click the Benefits options.
    Canada Benefits Option
  • Thirdly, a list of available benefits will open where you must tap the Dental Coverage option.
    Canada Dental Coverage
  • Now two plans will open on the screen. Tap the Learn More About Canadian Dental Care Plan and a new page will open.
  • Afterwards, carefully find and click the Apply Online option and a new page holding application-related details will open.
    Canadian Dental Care Plan Apply Online
  • Again find the apply link and get access to the online application form.
  • Enter the requested details on the application and attach the necessary documents.
  • Furthermore, go through the whole application form and tap the submit button to complete the application process.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What documents and information are needed to apply for the Canadian Dental Care Plan?
The following are the documents and information which is required from the applicant and his/her spouse or common-law partner (If have one):
Social Insurance Number (SIN), Date of birth, Full name, Home and mailing address, List of dental coverage individuals have through government social programs (if applicable) and applicants and their spouse or common-law partner (if applicable) must have filed the tax return for 2023 and received Notice of Assessment.

How much will the Canadian Dental Care Plan cover oral health care service costs?
The amount depends on the Adjusted Family Net Income. Lower than $70,000: 100% will be covered by CDCP, Between $70,000 and $79,999: 60% of cost will be covered by CDCP and Between $80,000 and $89,999: 40% of costs will be covered by the CDCP.

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1 thought on “Canadian Dental Care Plan 2024 – Check Eligibility, Documents”

  1. I’m So Upset. I’m Just Hearing About this Dental Care Plan Now. I’m a 24/7 Caretaker for my Dad n Common Law And Both my Fath n I Both Need Dental Very Badly. He’s on a Pension & I’m on Disability. Actually, I turn 60 in August. I’m Not even sure what happens then… Is There Still Availability for The 2 of US? The Hospital lost his Upper Dentures a Couple yrs ago n Refuse to Replace them. .


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