At DFAC, we understand that dealing with governmental agencies can be an exhausting and confusing process. Our Benefits Specialists are here to help you access government funding as painlessly as possible. Following are some of the most frequently asked questions about our services.
1. How can I get the DTCC?
An application must be filed with the Canada Revenue Agency.
2. How long does the process take?
Once your file is complete it can take up to 16 weeks to be approved. Payments are usually made in 3 monthly instalments, depending upon the amount of the claim.
3. I have a child with a disability. Can he/she benefit?
Of course! The process of obtaining a DTCC is the same for a child or adult. Once approved, the supporting family member such as a parent or a grandparent can claim the tax credit. The tax credit can also be claimed up to 10 years retroactively.
4. Once I am eligible how can I get a tax credit if I have no income?
The Disability Tax Credit can be transferred to family members who have supported the person with the disability. The tax credit can also be claimed up to 10 years retroactively.
5. What is the Disability Tax Credit Certificate?
The Disability Tax Credit certificate is a government-issued certificate that confers eligibility for certain government benefits.
6. What kind of benefits can I access if I have the DTCC?
Individuals with the DTCC can access tax credits, child benefits and tax-free retirement savings plans. In addition certain provinces offer additional benefits through the DTCC, for instance Quebec offers additional tax credits and other benefits through its own disability tax credit process.
7. What other benefits are available for my child?
A child who is eligible also receives an additional benefit in the form of the Child Disability Benefit. This benefit can be retroactive up to 10 years!
8. Which physical and mental disabilities are eligible for Disability Tax Credit?
To see the list of disabilities eligible for tax credit click here.
9. Who is eligible for the DTCC?
To be eligible for the DTCC the person must:
- be a Canadian citizen
- have a physical or mental disability that has lasted or will last for at least 12 months
- have a disability that a medical practitioner can certify to be markedly restrictive.