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What is BADL and How Does it Affect DTC Eligibility

What is BADL and How Does it Affect DTC Eligibility

One of the most important factors that influence your Disability Tax Credit approval is the impact of the disability on your basic activities of daily living (or BADL). The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has a strict checklist of medical conditions that qualify for tax credits and benefits. That said, it’s not only the disability that…

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Canadian Tax Credits for Family Caregivers

Canadian Tax Credits for Family Caregivers

In Ontario, only 3% of caregivers receive any form of supplementary income. Examples of this type of income include social assistance or welfare, child tax benefits, workers’ compensation or tax credits and deductions. The 3% is a startling number when one takes a moment to consider the time, effort, and money required to care for…

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Common Mistakes when Applying for Disability Tax Credits (DTC)

Common Mistakes when Applying for Disability Tax Credits (DTC)

Disability Tax Credits (DTC) are designed to help individuals and families cope with the added financial burdens that come with disabilities. Unfortunately, far too many Canadians fail to qualify for the DTC simply because of a basic error in their application. If you are eligible, or if you are not sure about your eligibility for…

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Everything You Need to Know about Child Disability Benefit in 2019

Everything You Need to Know about Child Disability Benefit in 2019

The child disability benefit is a tax free benefit paid to individuals and families who take care of a disabled child under 18 with a severe and prolonged physical and/or mental disability. Who qualifies for Child Disability Benefit? In order to qualify for the Child Disability Benefit, you need to be eligible for the Canada…

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People with Disabilities Suffer More Violence

People with Disabilities Suffer More Violence

According to studies around the world, people with disabilities are at a greater risk of violence than those who do not suffer from any disabilities. This applies to adults as well as children, and even the World Health Organization got involved to confirm just how serious this problem is. Concerning children with disabilities, studies revealed…

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How Technology can Help Individuals with Down Syndrome

How Technology can Help Individuals with Down Syndrome

Like many disabilities, there is somewhat of a spectrum when it comes to Down syndrome. Not everyone is affected to the same degree. Some people with Down syndrome can lead fairly normal lives and they can become independent. They can study, drive, work, and even get married. Again, it depends on the degree of their…

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Depression and Disability Tax Benefits

Depression and Disability Tax Benefits

While some people think of disabilities as physical impairments, others understand the impact of mental struggles like depression. Depression is often misunderstood and thought of as little more than a feeling of sadness. The truth is that depression, once it takes hold, can have a severe and devastating effect on your life and the lives…

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Correlation of Gender and Disabilities – Women with Disabilities

Correlation of Gender and Disabilities – Women with Disabilities

In 2012, nearly 15% of the women in Canada (aged 15 years or older) reported at least one disability that affected, or limited, their daily activities. As for men, the number was closer to 12.5% which clearly indicates a difference between women and men; women are more likely to suffer from a disability than men….

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2018 Accessibility Laws

2018 Accessibility Laws

Accessibility has been a hot topic for many years and as time goes by, we see increased awareness. With this awareness come improved measures to make life easier for those living with various disabilities. While 2018 has brought about some changes, it’s important to note that there were already a number of laws in place….

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Everything You Need To Know About Ontario Tax Benefits For The Disabled

Everything You Need To Know About Ontario Tax Benefits For The Disabled

For those living with a disability, life can be tough in more ways than one. Apart from the obvious struggles of day-to-day life, there are also the added expenses like medical care, medication, special therapies, and even equipment (i.e. a wheelchair). These expenses can get out of hand really quickly, especially if you are only…

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