Public Service Dental Care Plan: temporary administrative measures due to Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, temporary measures are being implemented for the administration of the Public Service Dental Care Plan (PSDCP) and the Pensioners’ Dental Services Plan (PDSP).
The Government of Canada recognizes that coverage for some dependent children may expire during the suspension of non-emergency dental services preventing them from receiving required dental services or treatments. The Government is therefore implementing temporary extension measures for the PSDCP and the PDSP.
These measures will be in effect for one year from a date determined by the Government of Canada once non-emergency dental services are again available. This date will be communicated once determined.
What this means for you:
This means that a child who was a plan member’s eligible dependent under the plan before March 15, 2020, will have their coverage as an eligible dependent extended if:
- the child’s age or educational status changed on or after March 15, 2020, such that they no longer meet the eligibility requirements under the plan
- the child attends a new appointment(s) for dental treatment within one year from a date non-emergency dental services are again available, as determined by the Government of Canada
For more information about the administrative measures, including how to submit a claim for a child for whom coverage has been extended, consult COVID-19 temporary administrative measures: Public Service Dental Care Plan (PSDCP) and Pensioners’ Dental Services Plan (PDSP).
For additional information on the PSDCP or PDSP, consult: https://www.canada.ca/en/treasury-board-secretariat/topics/benefit-plans/plans.html
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