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,...

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...

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...