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Posted by: In: Uncategorized 11 Aug 2015 0 comments

Check out this view on disability from the World Health Organization. Disabilities is an umbrella term, covering impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions. An impairment is a problem in body function or structure; an activity limitation is a difficulty encountered by an individual in executing a task or action; while a participation restriction is a problem experienced by an individual in involvement in life situations. Disability is thus not just a health problem. It is a complex phenomenon, reflecting the interaction between features of a person’s body and features of...

Posted by: In: Uncategorized 04 Aug 2015 0 comments
learning disability tax credit

“My child has a learning disability. Will she qualify for the disability tax credit?” This is one of the most common questions I get, and often, the answer is yes! First, let’s take a look at the conditions set forth by the Canada Revenue Agency, and then how learning disability might fit with those qualifications. Impaired Mental Function One of the medical conditions listed by the Canada Revenue Agency is “mental functions necessary for everyday life.” The most common mental functions occur under two subcategories: adaptive functioning and memory. Adaptive...

Posted by: In: Uncategorized 24 Jul 2015 0 comments
disability tax credit

A Layman’s Explanation The DTC (disability tax credit) is defined by the Canada Revenue Agency as “a non-refundable tax credit used to reduce income tax payable on the income tax and benefit return. A person with a severe and prolonged impairment in physical or mental functions may claim the disability amount once they are eligible for the DTC.” In other words, a disabled adult with a qualifying disability is required to pay less income tax because of other expenses and difficulties he or she faces on a day-to-day basis. If the disabled individual...

Posted by: In: Uncategorized 17 Jul 2015 0 comments
Disability Financial Assistance

Disability Financial Assistance Corporation (DFAC)  was founded when a frustrated mother approached a friend with accounting experience, requesting help applying for assistance for her child with disabilities. This firsthand experience demonstrated how complicated and overwhelming the application process was, especially for parents already overloaded with responsibility. So many families and individuals could benefit from collective knowledge and experience—and DFAC was born. To expand services further, a partner with extensive experience in special education was invited aboard. Together they boasted a law degree, fifteen years’ experience in special education, experience in...

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