Archive from DTC

Changes to Disability Tax Credit Eligibility Take Effect Today

The eligibility requirements for the Disability Tax Credit (DTC)  under mental functions and life-sustaining therapy were widened in June 2022. As of today, the application forms reflect these changes. Paper application form Digital application …

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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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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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COVID-19 and the Disability Tax Credit – Beyond a $600 Payment

  Cynthia Minh, Disability Alliance BC *Please note that this blog post was last updated on November 3rd, 2020. Any updates made after this date may not be immediately reflected in this article. For …

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$600 payment for people with disabilities approved in Parliament

We are very pleased to see that legislation was passed today that will give Canadians with disabilities a one-time benefit of $600 to help cover extra COVID19 costs. Today, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister …

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10th Annual Federal Policy Forum on Inclusion: Why am I poor?

By Andrea Podruski, Plan Institute Board Member On Monday, December 2nd, the Canadian Association for Community Living and People First Canada based in Ottawa, hosted the 10th Annual Federal Policy Forum on Inclusion: Why …

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Access RDSP: Partnering to help people with disabilities build a better future

Erin’s Story Ric opened a Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) for his daughter Erin, as soon as it became available in 2008. He had heard about the RDSP through Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network (PLAN), …

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Lend your voice to the DTC form physician questionnaire

A student group from Simon Fraser University’s Semester in Dialogue is conducting a survey on the Disability Tax Credit (DTC) form directed at physicians. The purpose of the survey is to hear directly from …

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NEW VIDEO – Access RDSP | Planning for the Future: A Success Story

Access RDSP is a partnership between Plan Institute, Disability Alliance BC and the BC Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS). The project is generously funded by the Vancouver Foundation. Through this project, we are …

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Issues for Indigenous People with Disabilities

By Evelyn Huntjens and Kelsey Finlay Poverty places individuals at a much greater risk of acquiring a disability due to the general lack of health care, nutrition, sanitation and safe working conditions. This is often …

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