Disability Tax Credit

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Need you to file taxes and apply separately

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    The Disability Tax Credit (DTC) is a non-refundable tax credit that helps persons with disabilities or their supporting persons reduce the amount of income tax they may have to pay. An individual may claim the disability amount once they are eligible for the DTC. This amount includes a supplement for persons under 18 years of age at the end of the year.

    The purpose of the DTC is to provide for greater tax equity by allowing some relief for disability costs, since these are unavoidable additional expenses that other taxpayers don’t have to face.

    Go to the Disability benefits compass for more information on this benefit, including a step-by-step guide through the application process. You will find tips, frequently asked questions, resources, and examples of challenges you may encounter. Other supports such as who to contact for help, what to expect after you apply and what steps to take if your application is approved or denied can also be found here.

    See Eligibility criteria for the disability tax credit to know more about the requirements to be eligible for the DTC.

    To be eligible for the DTC, you must complete and submit Form T2201, Disability Tax Credit Certificate. To complete this form, a medical practitioner has to fill out and certify that you have a severe and prolonged impairment and must describe its effects.

    Social Insurance Number

    For example:

    • confirmation of SIN letter
    • plastic SIN card (non-expired)

    How to fill out Form T2201:

    What happens after you send Form T2201?

    Follow the step by step process of what happens once you send Form T2201.

    Learn how to claim the disability amount once the DTC application is approved

    Last updated: August 12, 2022