Losing Disability Tax Credit (DTC) Eligibility

It is not uncommon for individuals to lose DTC eligibility for a period of time; many people are only approved for the DTC for a certain number of years, even those who have permanent conditions. The CRA periodically checks...

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...

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...

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...

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...

The RDSP for Beginners

The Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) is a Canada-wide registered matched savings plan specific for people with disabilities to help them save money for their future. By matched, we mean that for every $1 you put in the government...

You can now apply online for the Disability Tax Credit!

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has announced that applications for the Disability Tax Credit (DTC) can now be submitted online! Please see below for the official letter from the CRA. If you’d like tips, guidance or to speak to...

Government offers relief to RDSP holders who lose DTC eligibility

Registered Disability Savings Plan – Cessation of Eligibility for the Disability Tax Credit     On Tuesday, March 19th, 2019, the Federal Government announced important changes within the 2019 budget related to the RDSP:   To open an RDSP,...