What if I owe student loans?
As long as your student loans are in good standing any funds you receive will have no impact on your loans.
Will this affect my eligibility for ODSP or similar provincial programs?
We will work with you and your family to ensure any funds you receive will have minimal impact on your ODSP eligibility
I don't earn any income, do I qualify?
Of course. Our Benefit Specialists can obtain large amounts of money regardless of income level if you have family members who provided support. See the next FAQ.
If I don't earn sufficient income to receive the maximum amount available, am I out of luck?
Not at all. In most cases, we can claim the funds via an immediate family member such as parent, child, sibling, grandparent, aunt, uncle, father/mother in-law, brother/sister in-law.
I make a pretty decent living. Am I eligible? Maybe I make too much money to apply?
All income levels are eligible. We've successfully processed claims for Canadians at all income levels.
Can I apply for a family member?
Yes, and if the person with the disability does not have sufficient income to qualify for the full amounts then you can receive the credits directly. What you do with the money is entirely up to you.
Can I claim on behalf of my child?
Yes. Not only can parents of children with disabilities apply on behalf of their children, the Canadian government grants additional amounts for children under 18. In many situations we can claim these additional amounts even if the child is now over 18.
If the person with the disability is deceased can a family member still apply for this money?
Yes. As long as the person has been deceased for under ten years.
Does my doctor need to complete any forms?
In most cases, yes. However, there is no need to visit your doctor to inquire about eligibility prior to beginning the application process with us. We will advise you when (and if) that will be necessary.
My doctor said I won't be approved, is she right?
Not necessarily. The eligibility requirements for the Disability Tax Credit are not so clear-cut and your doctor's opinion may differ from how the CRA views your disability. We will conduct a thorough review to ensure your claim is given the best possible opportunity to succeed.
My doctor of many years has retired and my new doctor doesn't really know me, can I still apply?
Not a problem, part of what we do is communicate with your doctor on your behalf to ensures he/she understands the process and how you may be eligible for the Disability Tax Credit.
I have applied for something similar before, is it worth it for me to contact you?
Yes. Many of our clients who come to us have already received portions of this money and we are still able to get them far more by maximizing their claims.
Sounds like an amazing service, is there any cost to use The National Benefit Authority?
Our commitment to you is that there is no additional cost until we are successful in generating a refund for you from the Canada Revenue Agency.
What if I owe money to the CRA?
The CRA will first pay off your debts and then send you any remaining balance.