New RDSP Project & Partnership

  On September 1st, 2016, Plan Institute, Disability Alliance of BC (DABC), and the British Columbia Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS) launched a new 4-year project partnership called Access RDSP. The project’s mandate is to increase the number of British Columbians who...

Opportunity to Provide Feedback on CRA’s New DTC Form

INFORMATION RECEIVED FROM THE CANADA REVENUE AGENCY FORM T2201: DISABILITY TAX CREDIT CERTIFICATE We need your feedback. Last year, the Canada Revenue Agency held in-person and online consultations regarding the disability tax credit (DTC) program. Based on comments received,...

The Disability Tax Credit has Improved its Application Form

The Disability Tax Credit (DTC) is the gateway to the Registered Disability Savings Plan. If you have not applied for the DTC before, or you need to re-apply, you will see that the application form has changed. Good news!...

British Columbians with disabilities can get a big financial boost, but most don’t

By Don Cayo of The Vancouver Sun Severely disabled adults are, with far too few exceptions, poor. And everyone knows that poor people who scrape by on government assistance or minimum wage can never expect to accumulate any assets...

Starting Young

Ensuring That Kendra Can Make More Personal Choices For Kevin and Simon Porter and their nine-year old daughter Kendra, it comes down to choice. It’s a concept that most people take for granted, but something that is dearly important...

RDSPs gaining in popularity—The Canadian Press

In August more than 1,600 disabled athletes descended on Toronto for the 2015 Para Pan Am Games. Their skill and competitive spirit brought to light the enormous challenges they face in their pursuit of athletic excellence and in their...

Stephen Harper Promises Boosts To Disability Grants—huffingtonpost.ca

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — The federal Conservatives are promising to improve disability grants if re-elected next month. Prime Minister Stephen Harper says his government would increase the maximum annual Canada Disability Savings Grant for low- and middle-class families from $3,500...

RDSP Family Member Allowance Extended to 2018

Registered Disability Savings Plan – Legal Representation Canada’s Budget 2012 introduced a temporary measure to allow a qualifying family member (i.e., a beneficiary’s parent, spouse or common-law partner) to become the plan holder of a Registered Disability Savings Plan...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: PLAN BC partners with BMO on distribution of disability resource written by Order of Canada Recipient

  Vancouver, B.C. – British Columbians who have a family member with a disability can now acquire a free copy of Safe and Secure at BMO branches across B.C. The publication offers helpful information related to disability benefits, taxation,...

Tax season 2015: The disability tax credit and the push for fee limits—CBC News

Efforts underway to regulate consultants and improve the application process Mention the term “disability tax credit” to some people, and you’ll get an earful. It’s not worth enough, some say, or applying for it is too complex, or the...