To find if you qualify for the Disability Tax Credit (DTC) in Canada, you need to assess whether you meet the eligibility criteria set by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Here are some general guidelines:

Severe and Prolonged Impairment: You must have a severe and prolonged impairment in physical or mental functions. The impairment should significantly restrict your ability to perform one or more basic activities of daily living.

Duration: The impairment must have lasted or be expected to last continuously for a minimum of 12 months.

It's important to note that eligibility for the DTC is assessed on a case-by-case basis, considering the specific circumstances of the individual.

In order to find out if you qualify for the disability tax credit, you can request a free review here.

Getting approved for the Disability Tax Credit (DTC) in Canada can provide several benefits to eligible individuals and their supporting family members. Here are some key advantages:
  1. Tax Credit: The DTC is a non-refundable tax credit that can significantly reduce the amount of income tax you owe. It can provide tax relief to help offset the costs associated with your disability or impairment.
  2. Retroactive Refunds: If you were eligible for the DTC in previous years but didn't claim it, you may be eligible for retroactive refunds. This means you could receive refunds for past years in which you were eligible but didn't receive the tax credit.
  3. Disability Supplement: Once approved for the DTC, you may also be eligible for additional benefits and programs. For example, you may qualify for the disability supplement, which is an additional amount provided through certain income support programs, such as the Canada Workers Benefit (CWB) and the Goods and Services Tax/Harmonized Sales Tax (GST/HST) credit.
  4. Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP): The DTC is a prerequisite for opening and contributing to an RDSP, a long-term savings plan designed for individuals with disabilities. RDSPs offer potential matching grants and bonds from the Canadian government and can provide financial security for the future.
  5. Other Provincial and Territorial Programs: In addition to federal benefits, being approved for the DTC may also make you eligible for various provincial and territorial programs and services that provide additional support for individuals with disabilities.
It's worth noting that the specific benefits and programs available can vary depending on your province or territory. Read more here, 'Benefits of Getting Approved for the Disability Tax Credit'
Yes, absolutely. Contact us for further information to discuss your circumstances.
Yes, you can. You can make use of many benefits of the disability tax credit if you have no or a low taxable income. One examples is the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) Disability Bond program which provides a $1,000 Disability Bond for low income individuals.
Yes, you can. The Disability Tax Credit is not income tested and can be used to reduce the amount of income tax paid each year. You will also want to explore the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) grant program as well many other benefits, once approved.
Absolutely. You can read more about the Disability Tax Credit and how it can be utilized by reading more here, The Disability Tax Credit and ODSP
Yes, you should. We often come across individuals who have been told they do not meet the eligibility criteria and subsequently but we are able to get them approved. Many misconceptions exist involving the disability tax credit and its eligibility criteria. Medical practitioners have a lot of responsibilities, so we can't expect them to know the ins and outs of the eligibility criteria of every available program.
You may be able to claim the disability tax credit for the estate of your loved one, on their behalf. Contact us for further information to discuss your situation.
Contact us. We would be happy to review your information and determine if you meet the eligibility criteria, free of charge with no obligations. It's not uncommon to get denied for the Disability Tax Credit but in actuality you meet the eligibility criteria. This can be for a variety of reasons, including focusing on symptoms and restrictions the CRA does not consider when determining eligibility for the DTC program.
Yes, we would be happy to review your information. It's unfortunately common place for individuals who are approved to not be making full use of the credits and benefits available to them.
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