March 28, 2019

It may surprise you to know that the biggest barrier to a successful Disability Tax Credit application may be your own doctor.

A person with fibromyalgia might apply in the category walking due to pain in their legs or feet because they either cannot, or it takes long...

December 9, 2017

Reason #1: The Doctor does not provide enough information on the application form

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) made changes to the Disability Tax Credit Application form several years ago. One of the changes was to the "Effects of Impairment" section. This section...

December 9, 2017

Reason #2: The Doctor does not provide enough information on the Clarification Response Questionnaire

When the doctor does not provide enough information on the Disability Tax Credit (DTC) application form the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) sends the doctor a “clarificatio...

December 9, 2017

Reason #3: The application is incomplete

The Disability Tax Credit application on the surface appears to be quite simple. The individual applying provides their name, address, date of birth, social insurance number, and telephone number in Part A.

Part B of the form is...

December 9, 2017

Reason #4: Not Meeting the Criteria

Not every person with an illness, injury or disorder meets the criteria for this tax credit. A person will be denied the Disability Tax Credit if their doctor indicates that they do not meet the criteria. Here are a couple of exampl...

December 9, 2017

Reason #5: Everything was done “right”- but still resulted in a denial

In the news recently we heard briefly from Madison Ferguson, a frustrated Canadian who has Type 1 Diabetes, who has been denied the Disability Tax Credit. Diabetics (Type 1 and 2) have always applied...

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