Disability Tax Credit, Registered Disability Savings Plan and Provincial and Territorial Disability Support for people with Eating Disorders and their caregivers

Did you know that Canadians with an Eating Disorder and their caregivers are eligible to take advantage of special programs from the Government of Canada and Provincial and Territorial Governments?

Here are the relevant Government of Canada links. We suggest discussing your options with your accountant or financial advisor.

Disability Tax Credit

The disability tax credit (DTC) is a non-refundable tax credit that helps people with disabilities or their caregivers reduce the amount of income tax they may have to pay. For more information, visit: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/tax/individuals/segments/tax-credits-deductions-persons-disabilities/disability-tax-credit.html

Registered Disability Savings Plan

The Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) is a long-term savings plan to help Canadians with disabilities and their families save for the future. For more information, visit: Canada.ca/RDSP

Provincial and Territorial Disability Support

Individual Canadian Provinces and Territories also offer disability support programs that could be of assistance to people with an Eating Disorder. Here are the associated links:

British Columbia
Government of BC – Services for People with Disabilities

Alberta
Government of Alberta – People with Disabilities

Saskatchewan
Government of Saskatchewan – Assured Income for Disability (SAID)

Manitoba
Government of Manitoba – Employment and Income Assistance

Ontario
Government of Ontario – Disability Support Program

Quebec
Government of Quebec – Disability Benefits

New Brunswick
Government of New Brunswick – Disability Support Program

Nova Scotia
Government of Nova Scotia – Disability Support Program

Newfoundland and Labrador
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador – For Persons with Disabilities

Nunavut
Government of Nunavut – Income Assistance

Northwest Territories
Government of Northwest Territories – Programs Services for Persons with Disabilities

Yukon
Government of Yukon – Services for People with Disabilities