What is the Disability Tax Credit (DTC)?

What is the Disability Tax Credit (DTC) in Canada.Updated June 2023. The Disability Tax Credit (DTC) is a highly beneficial but often overlooked tax credit available in Canada. It provides significant financial assistance when utilized correctly. Many Canadians mistakenly believe that only those who are “disabled” qualify for the DTC, but in reality, individuals with any medical condition may be eligible. Determining eligibility depends on how the symptoms of the condition affect a person’s ability to perform basic activities of daily living.


The Disability Tax Credit and ODSP/AISH

Disability Tax Credits ODSPUpdated for 2024. One common misconception about the Disability Tax Credit (DTC) is that it holds no value for recipients of the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) or other provincial benefits such as Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH).

While the non-refundable tax credit portion of the Disability Tax Credit is often the focus, otherwise known as a disability tax credit refund, ODSP recipients typically don’t have any taxes payable, so they can’t directly benefit from this part of the credit. However, this doesn’t mean that individuals on ODSP cannot leverage the other benefits offered by the Disability Tax Credit.


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