I was recently looking at my CRA account for another purpose but I noticed the category that says “Disability Tax Credit”. I’m on disability for muscular dystrophy and a few other things and I’ve thought about applying for DTC but have been wary since I’ve heard it’s very hard to get approved. Even though I had MD I can still walk and work part time but it seems like they expect you to be completely useless. I may have some luck with the combination of my other disorders but I guess it all depends.
Anyway it says “You are eligible to claim the disability tax credit for yourself” from 1985-1997, which I believe predates any back pay I would receive if I applied and was accepted now. I was born in 85 so i obviously couldn’t have claimed this for myself. My parents never claimed it. Why it doesn’t say I’m eligable beyond those dates is odd since my medical conditions are life long.
Based on the fact that it says I qualified for those years and I have multiple life long conditions (one of which is progressive) wouldn’t this mean I was currently eligible? How much does this increase my likelihood of approval?