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Public Services Health care Plan Dental

The Public Service Dental Care Plan (PSDCP) covers all eligible federal public service employees, employees of a number of separate employers and their eligible dependants.

Eligible employees

The Plan covers full-time indeterminate employees, seasonal employees, employees appointed for a term of six (6) months or more, employees who have completed six (6) months of continuous employment, and part-time employees whose assigned work week is more than 1/3 of the normally scheduled hours for a full-time employee in the same occupational group.

Please contact your departmental Compensation services or the Public Service Pay Centre if you have questions regarding your eligibility.

Eligible spouse

For the purposes of this plan, "spouse" means a person legally married to you.

Eligible common-law partner

For the purpose of this plan, "common-law partner" means a person who has lived with you in a conjugal relationship for a continuous period of at least one (1) year and with whom you continue to live.

Eligible children

  • For the purposes of this plan, "child" means you or your spouse or common-law partner's unmarried child or children (including an adopted child, a step-child or a foster-child) under twenty-one (21) years of age;
  • between twenty-one (21) and twenty-five (25) years of age and in full-time attendance at a recognized educational institution; or
  • twenty-one (21) years of age and over with a mental or physical impairment who is incapable of engaging in self-sustaining employment and who is primarily dependent upon you for support.*

*Note: This description must apply to your child on the date you become subject to the Plan; otherwise the child has to have been covered under the Plan immediately before his or her 21st birthday. If the child becomes impaired after reaching the age of 21, he or she must have been covered under the Plan as a full-time student at the time the impairment began.

A child who does not meet the definition of Eligible Child but is a child for whom the member stands in place of a parent, may be considered for coverage with the approval of the Board of Management, which decides eligibility in such instances. Supporting documentation must be submitted to the appropriate Board of Management. Examples of supporting documents include:

  • a permanent guardianship (court) order;
  • a custodial (court) order;
  • a notarized private guardianship/care-giving agreement or a notarized voluntary surrender of custody and guardianship, indicating the parent(s) relinquish parental responsibility to you.

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