Ontario Expanding Access to Dental Care and Affordable Prescription Drugs for Vulnerable Seniors

Published on May 12, 2021

This government continues to support Ontario’s seniors by ensuring they have access to the quality dental care and affordable prescription medications they need.

 

That is why this government is increasing the income eligibility for the Ontario Seniors Dental Care Plan and the Seniors Copayment Program. This will allow even more low-income seniors to access free, routine dental care and allow more low-income seniors to access affordable prescription medications.

 

We are updating eligibility thresholds for both the Ontario Seniors Dental Care Plan and the Seniors Copayment Program for single Ontarians aged 65 and over, from $19,300 to $22,200, and for couples with a combined annual income, from $32,300 to $37,100.

 

Eligible seniors are encouraged to apply for the Seniors Co-payment Program as soon as possible to minimize the chance of out-of-pocket costs.

 

All Eligible seniors are also encouraged to apply for the Ontario Seniors Dental Care Plan starting July 1st.

 

By ensuring seniors can continue to afford the medications they are prescribed and access effective dental care, we are helping to improve seniors’ quality of life and reduce unnecessary trips to the hospital. 

 

Learn more about how Ontario is expanding Seniors Dental Care Program: Click Here