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Ford government to announce free dental for low-income seniors in budget

The Ontario government plans to announce free dental for low-income seniors in its budget, according to a new report by the Canadian Press.

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Joseph Fang Toronto Ontario
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The Ontario government plans to announce free dental for low-income seniors in its budget, according to a new report by the Canadian Press.

The report states that in order to qualify, residents in Ontario need to be at least 65 and make under $19,300 or $32,300 for couples.

One source told Canadian Press that preventable dental diseases such as gum disease and infections result in over 60,000 emergency visits per year and a “significant portion” of those emergency visits are by seniors.

“It’s really aimed at those who don’t have a supplementary source of income,” the source said, adding that the Ford government is encouraged this will make a difference.

Previously, it was leaked that the Ford government intends to unveil tax rebates for daycare costs.

The full Ontario budget announcement is scheduled for Thursday.

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