If anyone is looking for additional information about the RDSP there is another resource which I thought I would mention. Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network (PLAN) conducts free RDSP telelearning seminars on a tri-monthly basis. The telelearning seminars will give you a good understanding of the potential of the RDSP and how your family might use it and let you know what work needs to be done (federally and provincially).
Topics that we discuss within the seminar include: Elements of the Disability Savings Plan; Comparisons with RRSPs and RESPs; the Disability Tax Credit; Opening and Directing an RDSP; Contributions; the Canadian Disability Savings Grant and Bond; the “10 Year Rule”; Taxation; Scenarios; Federal Implications; Provincial Implications; RDSP vs. Trusts; Getting Ready for the RDSP; and “Keeping Informed”.
The goal of the telelearning seminars is to really give people a thorough understanding of the RDSP so that they can make financial decisions knowing all the things that need to be considered when opening an RDSP. We have question-periods throughout the seminar, if you have any related questions around the presentation or details around the RDSP.
If you would like to participate in a free telelearning seminar you can visit www.plan.ca and look under “Resources”, click on “Workshops and Seminars” and you will see the next available dates for the telelearning seminar, or call Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network (PLAN) at 604-439-9566.
The RDSP telelearning seminar is accessible from anywhere in Canada and uses a toll-free number for participants to call in.