Are there any hidden fees for our service?
Our service is 100% free. Some businesses charge up to 40% of your return from the federal government.
We are your advocate at no cost to you; if you are approved, all money received from the government is yours in its entirety.
Why do we advocate?
Our passion is to help educate and support individuals and families who struggle with medical conditions that impact their daily lives.
Life is complicated and overwhelming, and we fully understand. Whether you are new to navigating a disability or well versed in managing your situation. We believe that families with medical conditions and/or disabilities deserve this valuable service.
I do just fine living with my disablity.
That's excellent! Many of our clients are working to, or have already adapted to their disability, determined not to let it impact the joy of living their life. This doesn't change the fact that you have had to face challenges that someone without your medical condition hasn't, and that's where we want to help.
Even though you have overcome the challenges presented to you, the fact remains that you still may be entitled to this tax credit, and the benefits that are associated with it.
Meet with us to discuss your unique situation, and let’s find out if you may qualify for this federal benefit.
Do I need to speak with my doctor?
Absolutely! Working with your doctor is a critical step in the application process. It is crucial that you can clearly communicate the cumulative impact your disability or medical condition has on your daily activities to help your doctor understand your specific challenges.
This is the greatest value of our service, and our advocates will work with you to articulate these details, so you can confidently discuss this information with your doctor, to help them understand your unique struggles they may simply be not aware of.
What is the Disability Tax Credit?
The Disability Tax Credit (DTC) is a non-refundable tax credit provided by the Canadian Federal Government. This tax credit helps persons with disabilities or their supporting family and/or caregivers reduce the amount of income tax they may have to pay.
As described on the Canadian government website, the purpose of the DTC is to provide for greater tax equity by allowing some relief for disability costs since these are unavoidable additional expenses that other taxpayers don’t have to face.
Does receiving the DTC affect other benefits (Provincial or Federal) that I am already receiving?
No. The DTC is a federal tax credit, and it is not connected or influenced by other federal or provincial programs. It will not limit your eligibility for OSAP, ODSP or AISH etc.
Is this a permanent lifetime benefit?
It depends on your disability or medical condition. Generally, the DTC does expire, and applications are approved for 4-6 years.
Suppose the CRA thinks your impairment and/or your personal situation may change and get better with time. In that case, they will approve you for those years and once the eligibility period expires you will need to re-apply for the DTC again.
If the impairment and/or the disabled person's situation may not change, they can receive an approval with no expiry.
Does the Disability Tax Credit apply to previous years?
Yes! One of the features of the DTC is that if you did not claim it for a particular taxation year, you can back-file for up to 10 years and receive the full benefit for each of those years.
The process for this is simple, and we can guide you on how to take advantage of this when we meet with you.
Will our conversations remain confidential?
Absolutely! We respect your privacy and will never release or discuss your information with any third-party company or entity without your explicit approval.