What is the disability tax credit? The disability tax credit is a non-refundable tax benefit which reduces the amount of tax payable of a person having disability or any supporting family member.
Who is eligible for the Disability Tax Credit? Any individual who has any physical or mental disability that is significant and lasted or expected to last for a period of at least 12 months. The effects of your disability must also restricted in at least one of the following basic activities of daily living: walking, speaking, hearing, feeding, dressing, mental functions, and elimination (bowel or bladder functions). Individuals who are blind, or receive life-sustaining therapy should also apply. You can also apply for a deceased family member.
Are you eligible? A qualified practitioner certifies that the impairment is severe and prolonged. Qualified practitioners are doctors, optometrists, audiologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, psychologists and speech-language pathologists. You are eligible if a qualified practitioner certifies the form and the Canada Revenue Agency approves it.
If I am currently receiving Disability payment from CPP, ODSP or WSIB am I still eligible for the Disability Tax Credit? If you are receiving any disability or insurance benefits, you are still eligible for Disability Tax Credit
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