As Part of Ottawa’s New Affordability Package, the Interim Dental Care Plan Pays Up to $650 Per Child


Families with young children are entitled to checks worth up to $650 per child under an interim version of the Liberal government’s new dental care plan, which it agreed to implement under a parliamentary agreement with the NDP.

Two sources familiar with the announcement said the original 2022 program will apply to families with children under the age of 12. The program is income-tested.

Families without existing dental insurance and incomes under $70,000 are eligible for checks of $650 per child per year. The amount drops to $390 if family income is between $70,000 and $80,000 and to $260 for families with income between $80,000 and $90,000. Families earning more than $90,000 are not eligible for the program.

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