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Canadian Dental Care Plan - Cheat Sheet 01: Background

Good morning, we have come up with a cheat sheet for the new Canadian Dental Care Plan (CDCP):

- The CDCP is a $13-billion insurance program launched by the federal government that will start covering most basic dentistry costs next year for uninsured Canadians with a household income under $90,000¹².
- The plan will cover preventive, diagnostic, restorative, endodontic, prosthodontic, periodontal, and oral surgery services¹. The co-pay will vary depending on the income bracket, with no co-pay for those with family incomes under $70,000³.
- Applications will open in phases starting with seniors aged 87 and older. Applications for other age groups will be phased in with a staggered approach, with the process opening up to all eligible applicants aged 18 and above sometime in 2025².
- Applicants must be a Canadian resident for tax purposes, and an income tax return from the previous year must have been filed prior to applying for the CDCP¹.
- The plan will be administered by Health Canada, with support from a third-party benefits administrator³.

I hope this cheat sheet is helpful for you. If you have any questions, feel free to ask me. 😊

Source:

(1) Canadian Dental Care Plan - Canada.ca. https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/dental/dental-care-plan.html.
(2) Canada's new dental care plan could impact nearly 9 million Canadians .... https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/canada-dental-care-plan-benefit-1.7055975.
(3) Minister Khera highlights new Canadian Dental Care Plan in Budget 2023. https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/news/2023/03/minister-khera-highlights-new-canadian-dental-care-plan-in-budget2023-budget2023--a-made-in-canada-plan-strong-middle-class-affordable-economy-heal.html.

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