The province is investing $90 million in dental care for seniors. Cabinet minister Greg Rickford says poor dental hygiene is responsible for 60,000 emergency room visits a year.
To qualify for the OSDCP, individuals need to be:
- an Ontario resident aged 65 or over,
- have no other dental benefits, and
- a maximum individual net income of $19,300 or
- for couples, a combined net income of $32,300 or less.
It is estimated 100,000 low-income seniors in Ontario will benefit from the new program, including 518 in the Northwestern Health Unit catchment area.
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