What is the Disability Tax Credit?
The Disability Tax Credit is a non-refundable, non-taxable, tax credit impaired persons can claim from the Canada Revenue Agency to reduce the amount of income tax he or she would have had to pay in a year.
How Long Does The Process Take?
Generally, anywhere from three to six months (90-180 days). The quicker you can get us your information, the quicker we can get you your money!
Why have I not been informed by my accountant or doctor about the disability tax credit?
Simply put, a doctor’s focus is their client’s health, and an accountant’s focus is on preparing and filing financial reports, while here, at Disability Benefits Plus+, we specifically specialize in the process of obtaining the Disability Tax Credit on behalf of our clients.
Who Else Can One Claim For?
One can apply for any close family member (sibling, child, spouse or common-law partner, grandparent, grandchild, niece, nephew, uncle, aunt). Also, parents of children under the age of 18 are eligible for additional credits. Even a deceased family member is eligible for the DTC, as long as the deceased was alive within the past ten years.
What Disabilities or Impairments Qualify Me for the DTC?
There is an exhaustive list, but any impairment that affects an individual for at least 12 months, requires therapy, medication or assisting devices, while still not being fully capable of regular daily activities, would qualify one for the Disability Tax Credit.
Some of the many disabilities that may qualify:
- Addictions (illegal or prescription meds)
- ADHD combined type (ADHD-C)
- ADHD Primarily Hyperactive/Impulsive (ADHD, ADHD-PH/I)
- ADHD Primarily Inattentive (ADD, ADHD-PI)
- Agoraphobia (anxiety disorder)
- Alcoholic (Alcohol abuse)
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease)
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger’s syndrome
- Ataxia (Cerebellar Dysfunction)
- Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)
- Behçet’s disease
- Bi-polar disorder (mood disorder)
- Borderline personality disorder (BPD)
- Bulimia nervosa
- Cerebral Palsy (CP)
- Chromosome Abnormality
- Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)
- Chronic pain Disorder
- Conduct Disorder (CD)
- Coronary artery disease (CAD)
- Cri-du-Chat syndrome (Deletion 5p Syndrome)
- Crohn’s disease (Regional Enteritis)
- De Vivo Disease (GLUT1 deficiency syndrome)
- Depression (Clinical, Major, Unipolar)
- Developmentally Delayed (DD)
- Dissociative Identity Disorder
- Down Syndrome
- Dressing (can’t dress or takes significantly longer)
- Elimination (bowel or bladder functions)
- Feeding (can’t feed themselves or takes significantly longer)
- Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS)
- Fibromyalgia (FM)
- Gambling Addiction
- Gender identity disorder
- Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
- Global Developmental Delay (GDD)
- Hearing Disorder (unable to hear or takes significantly longer)
- Hepatitis C
- Huntington’s disease
- Hypermobility syndrome
- Infantile Spasims (Infant Epilepsy)
- Irritable Bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Learning Disabilities (Special needs)
- Mental illness
- Mental Retardation
- Mild Intellectual disability (MID)
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Myotonic Myopathy
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD)
- Panic Disorder
- Parkinson’s disease
- Personality disorder
- Pervasive developmental disorder (PDD)
- Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS)
- Seizure Disorder
- Sleep Apnea
- Sleep disorder
- Speech disorder (unable to speak or takes significantly longer)
- Specific developmental disorder (SDD)
- Substance Abuse
- Tic disorder
- Tourette syndrome
- Vision (Blind in BOTH eyes, 20/200, 20 degrees field of vision)
- Walking (can’t walk 100 metres or takes significantly longer)