October is RDSP month so we are using this time to spread awareness by talking to people about their RDSPs.
The Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) is a Canada-wide registered matched savings plan specific for people with disabilities. It is designed as a long-term savings plan to help the holder be better financially prepared for their future. The best part about it is that, depending on your income, you can receive grants and bonds that the federal government contributes to either match your contributions or provides you if you’re on low-income. For more information, click here.
Here is Salina, an Advocate with Disability Alliance BC, who not only helps people apply for the RDSP but has one of her own. Who better to tell us about the RDSP?!
For more information on the RDSP and DTC, see the links below.
Indigenous people living in British Columbia who are looking for information surrounding the RDSP and DTC can connect with one of BCANDS’s Indigenous RDSP Navigators at firstname.lastname@example.org, (250) 381–7303 – Ext: 204, or toll free: 1-888-815-5511 – Ext: 204.
Help with the Disability Tax Credit (DTC)
Have questions or need assistance with the DTC? DABC is able to assist individuals through one on one support. Call their Advocacy Access line at 604-872-1278 or 1-800-663-1278, or email email@example.com.