New Dental Benefit Vulnerable to Fraud Without Verification Measures: PBO


The Liberals’ proposed dental care benefit is susceptible to fraud if verification measures aren’t put in place, Canada’s Parliamentary budget officer Yves Giroux warned Tuesday as the legislation is nearing a final vote in the House of Commons.

Giroux was at the Senate Finance Committee to answer questions about the costing analysis of the bill, which proposes a dental care benefit as well as rental support.

The PBO recently estimated that the dental benefit will cost $703 million, while the rental support will cost up to $940 million.

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