Do you or does Someone in your home have a disability? You may be able to claim those medical costs or qualify for DTC.
What is the disability tax credit?
The disability tax credit (DTC) is a non-refundable tax credit that helps persons with disabilities or their supporting persons reduce the amount of income tax they may have to pay. You can claim the disability amount if you are eligible for the DTC. This amount includes a supplement for persons under 18 years of age at the end of the year.
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.
Who is eligible?
You are eligible for the DTC only if CRA approves Form T2201, Disability Tax Credit Certificate. A medical practitioner has to fill out and certify that you have a severe and prolonged impairment and must describe its effects. You can fill out a survey on CRA's website to see if you qualify.
If you have already claimed this credit in previous years you don't need to redo that medical form. You should tell CRA if your medical condition improves and you no longer meet the criteria for the DTC.
See Eligibility criteria for the disability tax credit to know more about the requirements to be eligible for the DTC.