If you or a family member have a disability in Canada, there are many ways you can receive assistance from the Government. From financial assistance to employment-related programs to support those with disabilities to either return to work, or to begin work, there are many types of benefits that can make life easier. Below are some of the ways that you can get help:
Disability assistance comes in many forms in Canada, and depending on your province, you may be entitled to a range of services and support. Disability assistance is designed to offer different types of financial or health related support.
There are, of course, many eligibility requirements to be able to claim assistance, but once your eligibility is approved, there are many programs that can help.
Many types of financial assistance will ensure your life will be made a little easier and they include pensions, tax credits, supplements and more. Financial aid will vary depending on the type and severity of your disability, on the size of your family, your living arrangements, your province and a range of other factors.
In addition to the Government’s financial support, you may also be eligible for supplements to assist you and your family with extra costs that people with disabilities often incur.
There is a range of tax credits and benefits for people with disabilities which are offered to Canadians with many types of health issues. The Disability Tax Credit (DTC) is one of the most critical programs and helps to offset expenses associated with prolonged physical or mental impairment. Find out more here.
If you have a severe medical condition that causes progressive, chronic deterioration of health, you could be eligible to receive money for a monthly nutritional supplement. This health supplement is designed to provides essential item to supplement basic required dietary needs.
Working While on Assistance
Not all disabilities are equal, and if you feel that you can work, you can still claim assistance while working. If you receive disability assistance, you can also work and earn money up to a certain amount, without affecting your monthly pension payment. Returning to work or beginning work is essential for personal independence for people with disabilities, and there are many avenues in which the government can assist.
The government of Canada also offers a range of incentives and benefits specific to age groups (children for example), for injured Canadian Forces members or Veterans, those with disabilities seeking to further their education, and also offer programs to assist disabled people to save money by contributing to your Registered Disability Savings Plan.
If you would like to know more about Tax credits and deductions that are available for persons with disabilities, supporting family members, and caregivers you can visit the Government of Canada website here.
If you want assistance with determining your eligibility for the Disability Tax Credit, you can contact the Canada Benefit Group office here.