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Disability support

These benefits can help with things like income, transportation, or medical expenses if you or someone you know is living with a disability.

View the Disability benefits compass for more information about the four key disability benefits (including federal benefits) for persons with disabilities in your province or territory.

Common disability support benefits

Federal

This program helps persons with disabilities, or their supporting persons reduce their income tax.

$8,662 per year for adults. $ 13,715 per year for a minor.

Tax filing required

Federal

If you are under 65 years of age, living with a mental or physical disability, unable to work due to having a long-term disability with indefinite duration, and have made contributions to Canada Pension Plan (CPP), you could get monthly payments from the Canada Pension Plan – Disability benefit.

2022 monthly payments: Basic rate: $524.64, Average rate: $1,031.55, Maximum rate: $1,457.45, Children’s rate: $ 264.53.

Tax filing required

Federal

This program supports and contributes to a long-term savings plan for individuals living with a disability.

Up to $3,500 per year.

Tax filing required

Federal

This supplement is a refundable tax credit which is the second part of the Canada Workers Benefit (CWB).

Up to $1,395

Tax filing required

Federal

If you are a dependent child under 25 and your parent is living with a disability or they die, you may be able to get a monthly payment from this benefit if your parent was getting Canada Pension Plan benefits.

$268.53

Tax filing not required

Federal

If you are a post-secondary student living with a disability, you can get financial assistance for education-related services and equipment.

Up to $20,000 per school year.

Tax filing required

Federal

This benefit provides a monthly, tax-free benefit for families who care for a child under age 18 with a severe and prolonged physical or mental disability.

Up to $248.75 per month.

Tax filing required

Federal

If you are receiving the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP), this bond is money the Government to contributes to your savings plan if you are living on low-modest income.

Up to $1,000 per year.

Tax filing required

Federal

If you are receiving the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP), this grant is the amount that the Government pays into your savings plan.

Up to $3,500 per year.

Tax filing required

Federal

Do you have an illness or injury from your service in Canada’s Armed Forces (the military) or the RCMP? Disability Benefits are financial recognition for the impact this service-related injury or disease can have on your life.

Tax filing not required

Federal

This program helps you if you have a severe permanent disability and you can’t repay your Canada Student Loans. It can help you get your debt cancelled.

Tax filing required

Federal

This grant helps students with disabilities pay for each year of school.

$4,000 per year.

Tax filing required