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Eligible for Disability Tax Credit? You can find 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.

Eligible for ODSP? You can download the necessary forms from the attached link or visit your nearest Service Ontario office
Depending upon the type of claim you will probably need a medical doctor and/or a specialist that has been treating you to complete their portions of the paperwork forms.
The forms get submitted and you receive a response. Generally Service Ontario will have people on staff that can ensure that you have completed your paperwork accordingly or require additional information attached.
Person with a disability:

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.

ODSP Link:

http://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/social/odsp/

In addition, you may wish to submit a T2201 Disability Tax Credit Certificate via the Canada Revenue Agency as well:
Once again, you will need the assistance of a medical doctor and/or a specialist to assist in filling out the required information.
Also, if your employer was a municipal OMERS employer you will want to submit an OMERS disability waiver of contribution benefit as well. Your employer HR department should have submitted their form to OMERS as well.

 

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