The disability tax credit (DTC) helps people with disabilities (or the people who support them) reduce the amount of income tax they have to pay.
To be eligible:
The Canada Revenue Agency will review your application, and send you a letter to let you know if you are eligible or not.
You can claim the disability amount on your income tax return. If you do not earn enough money to use all of your DTC, you can transfer any unused portion to a person who supports you.
When you are eligible for the DTC, you can open a Government of Canada Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP).
The RDSP helps Canadians with disabilities and their families save for the future. The Government of Alberta exempts money in a RDSP so this money does not affect your eligibility for provincial benefits, like AISH & PDD.
To learn more about the RDSP, visit the RDSP Plan Institute website or contact your local PLAN office. PLAN (Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network) is a family-led charitable organization dedicated to building inclusive communities for all citizens.