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Changes to Disability Tax Credit eligibility requirements

On June 23, 2022, the CRA announced changes to the eligibility requirements for the Disability Tax Credit (DTC) making it easier for more people to apply. The areas of expansion include mental functions necessary …

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Access RDSP receives continued funding

We are thrilled to announce that the Access RDSP partnership between BC Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS), Disability Alliance BC (DABC) and Plan Institute has received another three years of funding from the provincial government. This means …

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CRA webinars for caregivers and people with disabilities

Canada Revenue Agency is offering the following live webinars in January and February: Persons with Disabilities Presentation on Wed Jan 26, 2022 from 1:30-2:30pm PST, Thurs Feb 10, 2022 from 6:30-7:30pm PST and Wed …

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What Positive Financial Steps Can I Take During the Covid-19 Uncertainty?    

By Alison Izat With the Covid-19 Pandemic upon us, we’re all experiencing a sudden change to our work and home lives and an increasing level of uncertainty as to what the future looks like. …

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Everyone Should Be Talking About Disability Poverty

by Michelle Hewitt, Co-Chair, Disability Without Poverty This month, everyone is talking about the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) – and so they should! Since its creation in 2008, the RDSP has been at …

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Ask an Expert – RDSP Live Q & A

Join us for a free RDSP Ask an Expert live event with Laura Mackenrot. Wednesday, October 20th at 10 AM PST. Click here to register here.

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October is RDSP Awareness Month!

What is the RDSP? The Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) is the world’s first savings plan designed for people with disabilities. Even with little to no personal contributions, government contributions can be significant. For …

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Financial Planners 101

Managing your finances is an essential part of future planning. You or someone you know may have a Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP), as well as other savings, assets (like a house), and money …

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Budget 2021 Disability Updates

On April 19th, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, released Budget 2021: A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience. Within the budget there are some exciting mentions related …

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Tips for making a will if you have a loved-one with a disability

This article is a collaboration by Ken M. Kramer, Q.C., TEP, and Plan Institute. Ken is the Founder and Principal of KMK Law and has worked with Plan Institute for a number of years …

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