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Archive for August, 2013


Can People with Autism Receive the Disability Tax Credit?

Autism is a developmental disorder that exists on a spectrum. From mild to severe, and everything in between, each diagnosis of autism is unique. This is why autism, as a disability, does not automatically make one eligible for the Disability Tax

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Is the Disability Tax Credit for People with Diabetes?

A number of people with diabetes wonder if they are eligible to receive tax benefits from the government of Canada. The short answer to this question is yes. But this wasn’t always the case. The Canada Revenue Agency recently broadened

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Disability Tax Credit and Visual Impairment

Visual impairment is not something to be taken lightly. The T2201 form mentions how types of disability that lead to vision troubles may qualify for the Disability Tax Credit Certificate. If a person with a disability has visual impairment that

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Do People with ADHD Qualify for the Disability Tax Credit?

Guidelines for the Disability Tax Credit recently expanded to include a broader definition of “disability.” Now, people with invisible disabilities and mental impairments are eligible to apply for the tax program too. A diagnosis does not imply a person living

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Applying for the Disability Tax Credit – Additional Information Request

After applying for the Disability Tax Credit, it is possible to be notified that you have neither been denied nor accepted. In some cases, you may be asked to submit additional information. This request is to confirm how your disability

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Finding the Medical Practitioner to Fill Out Your Disability Form

Any mistake on the Disability Tax Credit Certificate can result in being denied benefits. Unfortunately, a person with a disability has little control over this process. The T2201 form must be completed by a medical professional, either a physician or

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Do Other Disability Support Options Affect Eligibility for the Disability Tax Credit?

The Disability Tax Credit Certificate opens doors for disability support. Qualifying for the Disability Tax Credit means the government of Canada recognizes your mental or physical challenge is severe and prolonged. They have money reserved for people with disabilities and

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Reapplying for the Disability Tax Credit

Have you already been granted the Disability Tax Credit? After the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) reviews a T2201 form, it decides whether a person will receive temporary or permanent disability support. The Disability Tax Credit Certificate is available to people

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Temporary vs. Permanent Disability Tax Credit Status

Do you have a lot of medical expenses? Are you in need of disability support? Money is available for you. The first step to accessing these funds is to fill out the T2201 form. This is the tax code for

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Disability Reform – Increasing Disability Tax Benefits

Medical expenses in Canada are increasing. A person living with a disability experiences financial burdens like never before. The government of Canada recognizes this and offers tax credits to people with disabilities. Disability tax benefits are standard deductions applied to

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