Do you qualify for the Disability Tax Credit?

January 18th, 2012 - 6:51pm

The Disability Tax Credit helps Canadians who are living with a severe or prolonged impairment in physical or mental functions, or who are caring for an individual with an impairment.

In order to qualify, physical or mental impairments must affect an individual's ability to perform daily activities and must last, or be expected to last, for a continuous period of at least 12 months. There are many impairments that qualify for this non-refundable tax credit, so it is best to check with our office if you have any questions.

To qualify for the Disability Tax Credit, individuals living with impairments, or their caregivers, must:

  1. Complete Form T2201, the Disability Tax Credit Certificate;
  2. Have the Disability Tax Credit Certificate certified by a qualified medical practitioner; and
  3. Have the Disability Tax Credit Certificate form approved by the Canada Revenue Agency

 

Please note that individuals are personally responsible for all expenses and fees that may be charged by a medical practitioner to fill out the Disability Tax Credit Certificate. Additionally, if you are currently receiving Canada Pension Plan disability benefits, workers' compensation benefits, or any other disability or insurance benefits, this DOES NOT necessarily mean you are automatically eligible for the Disability Tax Credit.

If you have any questions about the Disability Tax Credit, please feel free to contact our constituency office.