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#1

Continuing the discussion from Info re: applying for the Disability Tax Credit:
I have been on CPPD for about 9 months. Recently I have been diagnosed with cancer. Should I apply for the Disability Tax Credit?


#2

Yes.
You can have your taxes reassessed back to when you were diagnosed.
If you don’t need the tax benefits you may be able to transfer it to a relative.
You may also be able open an RDSP if you’re under 50.
It is worth applying for even if you don’t see a use for it now.


#3

Thank you Jammer. The thing is - I plan to live. Could I have the tax benefits while I’m ill, then stop having them when I’m well again?


#4

I would think you can get it until you’re healthy.

Is the a cancer support group that can help you with the things to say?

the person’s impairment must meet all of the following:
is prolonged, which means the impairment has lasted, or is expected to last for a continuous period of at least 12 months
is present all or substantially all the time (at least 90% of the time)


#5

Thank you Jammer! You have no idea how much I appreciate your response. I haven’t had a chance to ask anyone at CancerCare because I was in appointments all day. I did have a chance to speak with my GP’s receptionist and she said that she’d ask him and get back to me. The strange thing is that I ordered copies of the Disability Tax Credit forms when I was doing my income tax this year. I was thinking of the disability that got me on CPPD. I had no idea that I would become this ill.