Regarding Federal Disability tax credit application in review and paying 2019 taxes

Hello Room

Great site for info , i might add, thank you to all that help out.

My situation is the following.

I am in the process of getting my Federal Disability Tax credit , it is currently in review and being processed.

I check the status of my application every day on the service Canada website, and it still says processing.

I just filed my income taxes for 2019, and it seems with the cpp-d lump sum payment for 2019 , I guess i owe the federal government close to 1000.00.

My question is the following.

Is my disability tax credit disallowed, because i have to pay income tax this year ? is this a warning flag , that my application is being denied , or was denied ?

The reason I ask, is if I was successful in getting the DTC, would it not apply to the 2019 tax season , so I would pay less ?

I am not good at money issues, and usually my wife does the hard lifting when it comes to finances. has this situation ever happened to anybody else ?

I will sit back, and look forward to all responses.

Thank you all

I just went through this same scenario. CRA said I couldn’t claim the credit until the DTC had been approved and to file my return without claiming the credit. Then when the DTC was issued, I was to refile an amended return through the blue button “change my return” on CRA’s website.

Thank you Caro

Your information was both helpful and education. I am glad sit like this , along with great fantastic people , help,those with questions or concerns.

I wish all of you success in your applications and if I can help, I will pay it forward…

Thank you again


Hello Caro

Did you chase one, or did you have to change all for the 10 year roll back, for example mine would be 2010-2019 ?

Thank you

I am planning to amend them all myself, because I had some extra RRSP contributions that I made before I got sick but didn’t use yet. I’ll claim a smaller RRSP deduction once the DTC comes through.

Thank you Caro

Your help was invaluable, and probably saved me some time with service Canada by phone !


Just a quick question Caro please!

When you were approved for the DTC. , was it a temporary 5 year approval, or was it permanent ?

I applied for permanent, but I am reading and hearing that they are only approving 5 year stints, then you have to re apply basically.


It hasn’t come through yet. From what others have said it depends on what kind of condition you have too but most people recently have said that they got 5 years.

I got permanent but that was years ago.

Thank you Jammer, can always count on you for the straight goods !

My friend only got 5 years more recently than me.
He has a permanent condition.
I think it is fairly easy for him to renew it (it’s just tedious to remember).

I am retired from CRA and my last 6 years were spent in the DisabilityTax Credit unit verifying the application form T2201.
Length of time given on an accepted application depends on the condition and if there are indications of improvement in the future. Your doctor may indicate the condition is permanent, but CRA has final say on whether the DTC form submitted is accepted on a temporary or permanent basis.