Disability Tax Credit - Other Benefits

You may know that being approved for the Disability Tax Credit (#DTC) can enable you to open a Registered Disability Savings Plan (#RDSP). But did you know about the other benefits and credits it can help you access? Check, download, and share this handy infographic!

My DTC: Coco

Cartoon of a blonde person on a computer screen with a green background. The text reads "Everyone should be talking about the Disability Tax Credit. Hear one client's DC story!"

All month, Access RDSP will be posting about the RDSP in recognition of #RDSPAwareness Month. This week is DABC’s turn to post, and we’re sharing this interview with one of our Access RDSP clients. Coco spoke with us about how the Disability Tax Credit and the Registered Disability Plan have positively impacted her family’s life. We hope Coco’s story encourages you to talk about the DTC & RDSP with your friends, family members, and medical practitioner!

Watch it here: https://youtu.be/zk4iNGG38ik.

New Disability Tax Credit Application Form (T2201)

On October 4th, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) released a new version of the Disability Tax Credit (DTC) Certificate (Form T2201). The DTC is a non-refundable tax credit that helps people with disabilities or their support person reduce the amount of income tax they may have to pay. Eligibility for the DTC is also a prerequisite to opening a Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP), which we’re talking about more than usual right now because October is #RDSPAwareness Month. Everyone should be talking about the RDSP!

Form T2201 is now lengthier—with space for medical practitioners to detail how applicants are restricted under each criteria. Medical practitioners can also fill out their portion of their form online before printing it off for applicants to sign and submit. To view the new form and learn more about how to submit an application, visit: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/forms-publications/forms/t2201.html.

DABC has developed an online tool that you can use to help with conversations with your doctor about your eligibility for the DTC. Check it out here: https://disabilityalliancebc.therightfitbc.org/dtc-app/.

If you need help with the DTC application form or with opening an RDSP, contact rdsp@disabilityalliancebc.org or one of our Access RDSP partners: https://www.rdsp.com/supports-and-services/.