Many people with physical or mental disabilities are often faced with unavoidable additional costs in order to live a healthy, sustainable lifestyle. The Disability Tax Credit (DTC} provides greater tax equity for people with varying disabilities by allowing some relief for disability costs. The DTC is a non-refundable tax credit that helps people with disabilities or their caregivers, reduce the amount of income tax they pay. An individual may claim the disability amount once they are deemed eligible for the DTC. For people under 18 years old, this amount often includes an annual supplement.
The Registered Disability Savings Plan, Canada Workers Benefit, Child Disability Benefits and other federal and provincial programs are also accessible to you if you are eligible for the DTC.