Are you Eligible for the Disability Tax Credit (DTC)?

At Access RDSP, we hear from a lot of people that they are unsure if they qualify for the Disability Tax Credit (DTC) and Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP). To celebrate RDSP Awareness Month, we’ve prepared this post which...

A Quick History of the RDSP

  Have you ever wondered why we spend so much time talking about the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP)? It’s not just because we think it is a valuable tool for people with disabilities to save for the future,...

October is RDSP Awareness Month!

  In 2014, the government of BC declared October RDSP Awareness Month to help raise awareness about the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP). The RDSP is the world’s first savings plan specifically designed for people with disabilities. Even with...

COVID-19 and the Disability Tax Credit – Beyond a $600 Payment

  Cynthia Minh, Disability Alliance BC As Canadians are asked to readjust their daily lives in response to COVID-19, we’ve seen how health and social inequities disproportionately impact different communities. For many people with disabilities who already face exorbitant...

We can help you apply for the DTC

Today, Bill C-20, an act respecting further COVID-19 measures, received the official Royal Assent from the Government of Canada. This means that qualifying Canadians with disabilities will receive a one-time benefit of $600 to help cover extra costs resulting...

Access RDSP is Hiring!

  DABC is seeking a Community Advocate for our Access RDSP program. Under the supervision of the Program Manager, the Advocate will work one-on-one to help people with disabilities apply for the DTC and learn about the RDSP. The...

What Positive Financial Steps Can I Take During the Covid-19 Uncertainty?

By Alison Izat With the Covid-19 Pandemic upon us, we’re all experiencing a sudden change to our work and home lives and an increasing level of uncertainty as to what the future looks like. It is possible you or...

RDSP Q & A: Is it worthwhile opening an RDSP after 50?

I am over 50 and am no longer eligible to receive government contributions to my RDSP. Should I still apply for the DTC and open an RDSP? Many people believe that opening an RDSP after 50 is no longer...

Dave’s RDSP Story

The following RDSP story was submitted to encourage others to take advantage of the RDSP. Thank you, Dave, for sharing your story and helping us spread the word about this great savings program!   Several years ago, I learned...

Interview with Don Shafer from The Conversation Lab

In this interview with Don Shafer from The Conversation Lab, Cynthia Mihn from Disability Alliance BC and Nicola Dunne from Plan Institute discuss the RDSP and the work of both organizations. This interview aired on Vancouver Co-op Radio on...