Disability Tax Credit

New Applications

  • To be eligible for the DTC you must have a mental or physical disability that has lasted for at least 12 months.
  • You do not have to have a disability in all of the categories listed in the application form.
  • Inability to work is not considered, what is important is how the impairment affects you on a day to day basis.
  • There is no age limit. Any person with a disability (PWD), including children and seniors, may apply.
  • The Disability Tax Credit requires taxable income to generate a tax refund.
  • Because the tax credit is calculated based on taxable income the amount of the credit can vary from person to person.
  • The DTC can be transferred to a spouse or blood relative.
  • There is no survivor benefit, however the credit can be claimed for a deceased PWD with the tax refund sent to the executor of the will.

Denied Applications

  • You can reapply but new information is required.
  • You can ask for a reconsideration, appeal or object.

Appeals/Objection

  • You must submit your appeal within 90 days of the letter of determination.
  • We can submit an official appeal with additional doctor information.
  • If you are still denied, you can take your case to tax court.

Child Disability Benefit

  • Attached to the DTC for children under the age of 18.
  • Paid on a monthly basis to the parent or guardian who is already eligible for the Child Tax Benefit.
  • Based on family income.
  • There is no survivor benefit, however the credit can be claimed for a deceased PWD with the tax refund sent to the executor of the will.
  • You do not have to have a disability in all of the categories listed in the application form.
  • Inability to work is not considered, what is important is how the impairment affects you on a day to day basis.
  • There is no age limit. Any person with a disability (PWD) including children as well as seniors may apply.
  • The Disability Tax Credit requires taxable income to generate a tax refund
  • Because the tax credit is calculated based on taxable income the amount of the credit can vary from person to person.
  • The DTC can be transferred to a spouse or blood relative.
  • There is no survivor benefit, however the credit can be claimed for a deceased PWD with the tax refund sent to the executor of the will.

Disability Tax Credits can be very complex. We can help you determine if you’re eligible to apply and can also help you appeal a denied claim.

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