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Your Disability Tax Credit application was declined – What’s next?

You collect your mail and see a letter from the Canada Revenue Agency – at last, it’s been weeks and you’re eagerly waiting for the CRA’s response to your Disability Tax Credit application. Friends and family told you about this

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Don’t overlook available disability benefits for your deceased loved one

“My dad was severely disabled. He passed last year. I cared for him leading up to that time. Is there any disability support for someone in my position?” – Carol in Winnipeg Nothing is certain but death and taxes. When a

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Community Highlight: WALK IT OFF Spinal Cord Wellness Centre Inc.

The National Benefit Authority advocates for an inclusive and accessible community. We believe it’s important to highlight and thank those in our community who are contributing positively to our people and making a difference. Our very first highlight is WALK

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Claiming attendant care medical expenses

A great challenge for some of us is figuring out how to support our aging parents, special needs children or spouses who live with severe illness. Some will inevitably seek attendant care – in the form of at-home assistance, full-time

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The Disability Tax Credit explained – applying for and claiming the DTC

Do you or a family member live with a disability? Do you anticipate paying income tax, or have you paid income tax in the last 10 years? Then maybe you can claim the Disability Tax Credit – or not. Many

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6 Benefits only accessible with the Disability Tax Credit

Many Canadians with disabilities don’t claim the Disability Tax Credit (DTC) and are actually missing out on numerous additional Disability Tax Credit benefits! The DTC is also known as a gateway credit because once approved for the DTC, you’re also

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Are you eligible for Canada Pension Plan disability benefits?

Many Canadians consider the Canada Pension Plan in their retirement plan. What they don’t tend to plan for, is what happens if they get hurt, suffer a serious injury, or get diagnosed for terminal illness. If you or someone you

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Between doctors, accountants and the Canada Revenue Agency, who does what in the Disability Tax Credit process?

Where do you go to for personal finance tips and advice? What about disability-related finance tips? Most Canadians start with their family and friends – and advocacy groups can provide some information about relevant benefits. But when you have limited

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What is the difference between a Marked Restriction and a Significant Restriction?

You’re considering if you qualify for the Disability Tax Credit and come across the terms “marked restriction” and “significant restriction” in the T2201 form. Perhaps your doctor can clarify the distinction, but they’re not medical terms – the terms are

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What is a tax credit?

Tax credits can reduce the amount of income tax you owe or increase your tax refund. However, not all tax credits are created equal. Some tax credits are meant for families with children, while others are designed for Canadians living

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