Dental Benefits for people receiving PWD benefits in BC

  

Dental supplements

You will also be eligible for some dental supplements, or supplies
and services. Talk to an EAW as you may need to get MHSD approval first for some of these.


If you are receiving PWD you will be eligible for:

  • Dental care coverage of up to $1,000 every 2 years. This continues after you turn 65 years of age.
  • Your spouse will receive $1,000 of dental care coverage every 2 years.
  • If you are receiving PPMB you will be eligible for:
  • Dental care coverage of up to $1,000 every 2 years. This continues after you turn 65 years of age.

Dependant children of people receiving basic income assistance, PWD and PPMB are eligible for $700 per year dental coverage.

PWD and PPMB recipients may be eligible for crown and bridgework if their dental condition cannot be corrected by basic dental services and a removable prosthetic cannot be used for health reasons. This coverage continues after the age of 65.

  • Dentures:

  • complete or partial (extractions must have taken place within 6 months of applying)
  • denture relinement or rebaseing (every 2 years)
  • replacement dentures every 5 years (you must have been on income assistance or disability benefits for at least 2 years). Health Assistance Branch may approve exemptions to the once every 5 years replacement policy if the dentures being replaced were lost or damaged beyond repair, the loss or damage was beyond your control, and new dentures are needed to avoid health problems.
  • Emergency dental services for the immediate relief of pain

  • Orthodontic services (must be requested by your dental practitioner and authorized by the MHSD)

For more information about Supplementary Health Benefits for People with Disabilities see:

http://www.bccpd.bc.ca/helpsheet7.htm#dental

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