As we roll into 2024, it's crucial for Canadians with disabilities and their families to explore significant benefits available to them. Understanding these resources can greatly enhance their quality of life.
1. Canada Disability Benefit (CDB)
2. Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP)
Purpose: Assists those eligible for the Disability Tax Credit in long-term savings.
Learn More: Open an RDSP via the RDSP section on the Government of Canada's website.
3. Disability Tax Credit (DTC)
Benefits: a non-refundable tax credit that helps people with impairments, or their supporting family member, reduce the amount of income tax they may have to pay. If you have a severe and prolonged impairment, you may apply for the credit.
Application Process: Visit the Disability Tax Credit page of the Canada Revenue Agency.
4. Canada Caregiver Credit (CCC)
Eligibility: For those supporting a dependent with a disability.
Claiming the CCC: Information available on the Canada Caregiver Credit page.
Staying informed and utilizing these benefits can be a game-changer for many.