Disability Tax Credit Application
Those living with disability, and the loved ones that care for them, require expenses that are necessary for the person’s wellbeing and are costs other tax payers do not face. That’s why the disability tax credit (DTC) provides a supplement to alleviate the costs of medical care as well as provide access to other federal and provincial programs such as the working income tax benefit, the child disability benefit and the registered disability savings plan.
Disability Tax Credit Eligibility
Your eligibility for the DTC requires your Form T2201 to be approved. Take this form to a medical practitioner to certify that indeed you have a severe and prolonged disability as well as outline the impairments. If you do not agree with what the practitioner has written on your condition, you can seek a second opinion from another medical practitioner who can fill out a new form. The disability tax credit amount you receive will then be determined based on the severity of you or your loved one’s condition, however the maximum amount those 18 and over can receive is $8,001. Remember, it’s important you are the one to mail in the Form T2201. Here are step-by-step instructions to filing your disability tax credit application. The final step is to bring the disability tax credit form to a Canada Revenue Agency Tax Centre.
Those under 18 also eligible for the DTC, but the parent or guardian must claim the child as a dependent once the Form T2201 is approved. However, the maximum supplement that can be received for a minor is $4,667.
Disabilities Covered Under the Tax Credit
The disability tax credit covers a wide range of impairments and illnesses. Here is a list of the most common reasons for supplement:
- Limb amputation
- Hearing loss
- Complications from surgery
- Costs of caregiving
- Costs of a medical practitioner