Along with the yearly amount allocated for adults there is an additional supplement that is included in the Disability Tax Credit specifically for children under the age of 18. This supplement is separate from the Child Disability Benefit
What is the Child Disability Benefit?
The Child Disability Benefit (CDB) is a monthly amount that will be added to the Canada Child Tax Benefit (CCTB) paid out to mothers (or other caregivers in certain situations). You will receive a lump sum retroactive payment of all CDB payments you were entitled to receive up to a maximum of ten previous years. In addition to the retroactive payments you will also receive an increase on your monthly CCTB payment going forward for as long as your child is approved for the Disability Tax Credit or until they turn 18 years old.
Are you a parent or guardian of a disabled child?
It is more costly to raise a child with a disability and we understand that parents and caregivers of disabled children need some additional money to help raise them. In addition to the Disability Tax Credit (DTC) Application, which we complete for your child, we will also apply for the Child Disability Benefit (CDB) for you.
Will my child qualify?
Children with conditions such as ADHD, Asperger syndrome, Autism, Down syndrome and Cerebral Palsy as well as many others are likely eligible to qualify. If you would like to discuss your unique case, please contact us today. We will maximize your Child Disability Benefit so that you receive every dollar you are entitled to.
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