Eligible for Disability Tax Credit?
See the Disability Tax Credit Guide Disability Tax Credit Resource Guide (updated February 2021)
You can find more information from this link
You need to pick up the form from your accountant’s office.
You require your psychologist or doctor to fill it out.
Then take it back to your accountant’s office and they’ll mail it in for you.
There isn’t much space for the answers and it’s best to attach summaries from diagnosis or extra pages.
It takes several months before you hear anything back. They may deny you or ask for further information.
Note: If you’re a member of a Prescribed Class, you don’t have to meet this qualification.
The program’s definition of a person with a disability is found in the ODSP Act.
Meeting the definition means that:
- you have a substantial mental or physical impairment that is continuous or recurrent, and is expected to last one year or more and
- your impairment directly results in a substantial restriction in your ability to work, care for yourself, or take part in community life and
- your impairment, its duration and restrictions have been verified by an approved health care professional
A caseworker will give you a Disability Determination Package for you and your health care provider(s) to fill out.
Eligible for CPP DIsability? You may also want to check this site www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/public as you may qualify for CPP disability
See article by David Brannen, a former occupational therapist turned disability lawyer. He is the owner of Resolute Legal and the author of A Beginner's Guide to Disability Insurance Claims in Canada and the CPP Disability Claim Approval Blueprint. www.resolutelegal.ca
Disability tax credit not extended to those with mental illness
There are many Canadians with serious mental illness who, experts say, are missing out on benefits and tax breaks because too few doctors understand what constitutes a disability. See full article: thestar.com/news