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...

Access RDSP calls for better access to the DTC & RDSP on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Each year, October 17 marks the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. In a year where we’ve seen the effects of COVID-19 disproportionately impact the most vulnerable communities all over the world, we advocate for the need to...

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...

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...

October is RDSP Awareness Month!

  October 1st marks the start of RDSP Awareness Month! Please help us spread the word so that more people can learn about this incredible savings tool. We have created a guide for community organizations and individuals to help...

Accessible Media Interview with Evelyn Huntjens on the RDSP

Last week, Accessible Media’s Craig Oliver interviewed Evelyn Huntjens from the British Columbia Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS) about the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP), Access RDSP, and issues facing Indigenous people living with disabilities.   Watch the...

The RDSP: Even Better than Expected

By Dan McDonald PhD, Certified Professional Accountant, RDSP Workshop Facilitator, Parent When faced with an investment proposal it is wise to remember that “if it seems too good to be true” then it probably is. And be wary. Very...

Reaching First Nation and Aboriginal Communities

By Victor Lethbridge After several years of presenting information about the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) to First Nations and Aboriginal communities, I’ve recognized a few common issues. Despite being around for nearly ten years, almost no one from...

Investing in an RDSP

Investing your RDSP When it comes to starting a Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP), there is no shortage of things to keep in mind. The process could be longer for some than for others, but once the account is...

5 things to know about the new Canada Child Benefit

Original post from the CBC: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canada-child-benefit-july-rollout-1.3668698 Is your family among the 90 per cent the Liberals say will be better off on July 20? You’re about to find out By Janyce McGregor, CBC News Posted: Jul 11, 2016 5:00 AM...