Many families have only a vague idea of the federal government benefits they may be entitled to and, many of those individuals may have been told they do not qualify.
Many DTC Claims are denied due to technical errors or lack of pertinent information.
There are families who have never heard of the DTC and are probably not aware that they can go back ten (10) years or longer.
Depending on your unique situation, you may be entitled to the Caregiver Tax Credit and the Medical Expenses Tax Credit, in addition to the Disability Tax Credit.
Determine if you, a family member or a relative may be entitled to the DTC:
Anyone who has suffered with a “significant or marked restriction” in an activity of their daily living for at least 12 months in one the following categories may qualify.
Vision Hearing Speaking Walking Elimination Feeding Dressing Mental Functions Life Sustaining Therapy
Your savings could be up to $1000 or more per year, depending on your individual circumstances.
Our Disability Tax Credits Specialists have many successes with a very broad variety of diagnoses.
Our Certified General Accountant will ensure you receive all the benefits you are entitled to – Retroactively.
We know the process and are committed to ensure your family gets everything that they are entitled to.
The Disability Tax Credit (DTC) gives income tax relief to help cushion costs for Canadians who are either significantly or markedly restricted in at least one or two basic life activity, due to a moderate or prolonged impairment in physical or mental functions.
In Canada, approximately 2 million people are “severely” disabled. Another 2.5 million people are “mildly or moderately” disabled. Less than one third of those individuals were getting what they were entitled to in terms of Disability Tax Credits.
In 2011, the “face amount” of the DTC, i.e. the amount on the income tax form, was $7,341. The “face amount” figure is misleading because the DTC is not worth that amount. Rather, it is worth 15% of that amount, or $1,101.05
889,600 Canadians qualified for the DTC and the caregiver credit in 2008, the most recent year for which data is available. In 2009, the cost to the federal treasury of the DTC was $415 million.
Recent news stories citing the cost to the federal government in the range of “several billion” dollars are simply wrong, and may be using the ‘face amount’ figures from above to inflate the perceived cost.
 The main source for figures in this facts sheet is: A Basic Income Plan for Canadians with Severe Disabilities, by Caledon Institute of Social Policy, November 2010.
 For example, these include higher utility or transportation costs, and higher prices for goods due to fewer shopping choices.
 The true value of the DTC is calculated as the face amount multiplied by the lowest tax rate. In 2011, this was 15%.
 Separate data for Canadians receiving the DTC only are not available. The caregiver credit is given to a taxpayer who supports a family-member, living with them and dependent on the taxpayer due to physical/mental impairment.