RDSP Awareness Month Event – Victoria

RDSP Awareness month is coming up in October! Join us on the lawn of the Victoria legislative buildings, October 5, 12:30-3:30. We’ll be there to answer any questions you have, or just come hang out & have some snacks....

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Changes to Disability Tax Credit Eligibility Take Effect Today

The eligibility requirements for the Disability Tax Credit (DTC)  under mental functions and life-sustaining therapy were widened in June 2022. As of today, the application forms reflect these changes. Paper application form Digital application form The major changes to...

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New Financial Consumer Protection Framework

Do you have a Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP), or another account with a bank? If so, you may be happy to hear about the new Financial Consumer Protection Framework that has come into effect. As of June 30,...

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Access RDSP receives continued funding

We are thrilled to announce that our Access RDSP partnership between BC Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS), Disability Alliance BC (DABC) and Plan Institute has received another three years of funding from the provincial government. This means that...

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New Resource: Guide to the DTC and RDSP for Newcomers with Disabilities

Disability Alliance BC, Plan Institute, and the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants have developed a new guide intended to help frontline workers in settlement agencies and advocates introduce newcomers with disabilities to both the Disability Tax Credit and...

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Taxes and the RDSP

The Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) is often confused with the Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) due to the similar goals of these plans. One of the main differences between these plans is how they are treated when it...

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The RDSP: Rosie’s Story

.   For RDSP awareness month, we asked someone with an RDSP to share their experience. This is what they had to say.   At 34 years old my life completely changed I was a university graduate who was...

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Why Connecting Patients with the DTC & RDSP Matters: A Physician’s Perspective

  A 48 year old with multiple sclerosis, a 24 year old with leukemia, an 18 year old with Down’s Syndrome, a 35 year old with recurrent bouts of severe depression. These are all patients of mine, each one...

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Everyone Should Be Talking About Disability Poverty

by Michelle Hewitt, Co-Chair, Disability Without Poverty This month, everyone is talking about the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) – and so they should! Since its creation in 2008, the RDSP has been at the forefront of looking after...

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Ask an Expert – RDSP Live Q & A

Join us for a free RDSP Ask an Expert event with Laura Mackenrot. Wednesday, October 20th at 10 AM PST. Click here to register here.

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