Disability Tax Credit for Alzheimer’s Disease – Eligibility & Application Guide. Alzheimer’s Disease affects over 747,000 Canadians and over 44 million worldwide.¹ A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease not only affects the individual but also their family and friends, as caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia is mentally and emotionally demanding. The Canadian government recognizes the impact of Alzheimer’s disease and assists in the form of the Disability Tax Credit (DTC) and the Canada Caregiver Credit.
Alzheimer’s disease can cause a variety of symptoms such as difficulty with memory, word retrieval, cognitive impairments, difficulty with vision and spatial issues, and impaired reasoning or judgment, among other symptoms. To qualify for the disability tax credit, you must ensure that you focus on the symptoms the CRA looks for when determining eligibility for the program. This includes a focus on the ‘Mental Functions Necessary for Everyday Living’ which includes, memory, judgment, problem-solving, concentration, and attention. Examples should be provided as evidence and the form should be back-dated to when the symptoms first met the eligibility criteria, often before an official diagnosis was made.
It’s important to explore your options for transferring the affected person’s disability tax credits, often to a spouse or other family member. Depending on the situation, a caregiver may be eligible for the Canada Caregiver Credit. These credits can be worth upwards of $50,000.
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Sources:¹ Alzheimer’s Association Canada, https://www.alz.org/ca/dementia-alzheimers-canada.asp