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Disability Tax Credit Information and FAQ

What does the National Benefit Authority do?

We specialize in all financial and medical processes regarding the Canadian Disability Tax Credit application. Our clients are Canadian taxpayers who have disabilities that may qualify to receive substantial refunds via the Disability Tax Credit and related programs for disability benefits via T2201 forms.

How long does it take to get my Disability Tax Credit?

The majority of our clients receive a determination on their application in less than 120 days after their T2201 forms are filed.

How will I receive my Disability Tax Credit refund?

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will either deposit your disability tax credit refund directly into your bank account, or mail you a physical cheque.

Do I get the money all at once or in installments?

Usually, child disability benefits are paid out in two installments, whereas tax reassessment refunds are issued in a single lump sum.

How is Disability Tax Credit eligibility determined, and what qualifies for the Disability Tax Credit?

Disability Tax Credit eligibility is not tied to specific conditions, but rather how those conditions impact your daily life and for how long that situation has persisted. To learn more about what qualifies for the disability tax credit, visit our Disability Tax Credit Eligibility page.

Does the severity of my symptoms impact my Disability Tax Credit amount?

No. Once you are deemed eligible for the DTC, the Disability Tax Credit amount the government allocates for each tax year is the same for everyone regardless of the disability.

The actual size of your DTC refund, however can vary greatly based on other factors such as age, province of residence, marital status, your overall tax situation, and the number of years in which you qualify for the DTC. We will thoroughly analyze every angle of your claim to ensure you receive the maximum DTC refund available to you.

Is my information secure?

The National Benefit Authority treats your privacy with the utmost respect. You can be confident your information will not be compromised or mistreated in any way. You can review our privacy policy here.

Can I fill out the Disability Tax Credit application myself?

You can, but when you apply for disability tax credit on your own, there’s an increased likelihood of rejection. Even if your disability tax credit claim is accepted, the disability benefits received may be far less than what you actually deserve. To give yourself the best chance of success, let the experts at the National Benefit Authority work on your behalf.

Will I have to pay taxes on the money I receive?

No. Your Disability Tax Credit amount is non-taxable.

Will I still be able to get approved for OSAP or Student loans?

Yes. Any money you receive has no effect on your eligibility.

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?

While we specialize in the DTC, we will work with you or a family member who is eligible for ODSP.

I don’t earn any income, do I qualify for the Disability Tax Credit?

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 DTC amount available, do I qualify for disability tax credit?

In most cases, we can claim the funds through immediate family member such as parent, child, sibling, grandparent, aunt, uncle, son/daughter in-law, brother/sister in-law.

Contact us at 1-888-389-0080 for more information.

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 start a case 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. Contact us at 1-888-389-0080 for more information.

Can I claim on behalf of my child?

Yes. Not only can parents of children with disabilities apply for the Disability Tax Credit in Canada 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.

For more information, call us today at 1-888-389-0080.

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 and there is an executor of the estate willing to participate in the application.

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 he 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 opportunity to succeed.

My doctor of many years has retired and my new doctor doesn’t really know me, can I still apply?

Yes, you can. A part of what we do is liaise with your doctor on your behalf to ensures he/she understands the process and how you may be eligible for the Disability Tax Credit. It is best to ensure that your new doctor is aware of your condition and has your medical records.

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 their disability tax credit, and we are still able to get them far more by maximizing their claims.

I’ve been approved for the disability tax credit – now what?

Congratulations! Now you just have to wait for the CRA to refund your disability benefits.

If you were approved for the disability tax credit, now what you need to do is wait and manage your finances. If you’re still waiting for approval, you can check on your Disability Tax Credit application status on your CRA My Account Page.

Sounds like an amazing service, is there any cost to use The National Benefit Authority?

We don’t get paid unless your DTC application is successful!

What if I owe money to the CRA?

Your debts will first be paid off to the CRA, and then the remaining balance will be issued.

For more Disability Tax Credit information, contact the National Benefit Authority. We’ll process your T2201 forms, monitor your Disability Tax Credit application status, and put you in the best position for a maximum Disability Tax Credit refund!