How to Claim Disability Tax Credit for Children
Raising a child is difficult enough without the added medical expenses that come from caring for a son or daughter with a serious medical condition. It can be especially stressful for families, particularly financially, to ensure that the child is getting the care they need. We know that the costs incurred for therapy, equipment, and/or medication add up quickly. To help offset the needed care and treatment expenses, the Canada Revenue Agency offers the Disability Tax Credit Program for children that are affected by a medical condition on a daily basis.
Our government refund specialists can help ease some of the stress in your life by going through the necessary channels and filing a Disability Tax Credit application for you and your child. This process involves working with both your medical practitioner and the Canada Revenue Agency to acquire all the information needed to get your application approved. Your dedicated case specialist will ensure a comprehensive review of your personal situation, taking the extra step to find out if your child is eligible for any further disability related credits.
Eligibility Requirements for Disability Tax Credit for Children
Some qualified disabilities include:
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder
- Asperger’s Syndrome
- Oppositional Defiant Disorder
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Children with special needs
- DEVELOPMENTALLY DELAYED
Don’t see your child’s disability on the list? They may still be eligible!
The parents or primary caregiver of a child under the age of 18 years old with an eligible medical condition can apply to claim the disability tax credit. This is a yearly tax credit that is available if your son or daughter has a medical condition that falls in one or more of these categories: physical disability, mental disability, or neurological disability.