Interim Canada Dental Benefit and One-time Top-up to the Canada Housing Benefit

The Government of Canada has proposed new financial support measures to make life more affordable for Canadians. The proposed Canadian Dental Benefit would provide financial support for eligible families earning less than $90,000 per year. Additionally, the one-time top-up to the Canadian Housing Benefit would provide a $500 payment to low-income renters facing housing affordability challenges.

Pending parliamentary approval the Royal Assent, applications for the new dental and housing benefit may be available in December 2022. To support social service providers, community organizations and others who may be working with clients who could be eligible for the proposed benefits, the CRA, in collaboration with Health Canada and the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), will be hosting information sessions after Royal Assent is received and applications open.

Please add your name to the waitlist to be contacted by email when registration for the information sessions is available.

Additionally, here is what you can do to prepare in advance of the application start date:

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