Qualifications for a Sponsor


  1. The Disability Tax Credit is a non-refundable Tax Credit – this means that the credit is based on income taxes paid and is either issued in a refund or is used to reduce money owed to CRA when you file your income tax.
  2. The tax credit is not taxable by CRA because it is based on taxes you have already paid through employment (income tax on your cheque stub).
  3. You have to be paying tax on minimum $20,000 per year to have enough taxes paid to receive the maximum credit back from CRA.
  4. The person sponsoring ie. Your mom will have to sign a paper saying that she has financially assisted you on a regular basis from 2010 – present or applicable years with one or all of the following: Food, Shelter or Clothing.
  5. The family member that is sponsoring can be: mother/father, brother/sister, aunt/uncle, grandparent, and niece/nephew. Cousins are not eligible to sponsor

If you have any questions about any of this information please contact me

Thank You

Canadian Disability Advocates Inc.