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.
An application must be filed with the Canada Revenu Agency.
Once your file is complete it can take up to 16 weeks to be approved. Payments are usually made in 3 monthly installments, depending upon the amount of the claim.
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.
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.
The Disability Tax Credit certificate is a government-issued certificate that confers eligibility for certain government benefits.
Individuals holding a 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 DTCC process.
A child who is eligible also receives an additional benefit in the form of the Child Disabaility Benefit. This benefit is not income based and can be retroactive up to 10 years!
To see the list of disabilities eligible for tax credit click here.
To be eligible for the DTCC the person must:
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