The Disability Tax Credit (DTC) is an income tax credit that reduces annual income tax payable for Canadians who have a severe and prolonged impairment in physical or mental function and is expected to last at least 12 months.  An individual can file for the disability amount, back 10 years, because of the Tax Payer Relief Provisions in the Income Tax Act.  Refunds can range from $1,500 – $40,000. 

If you are a person with a disability or you support someone with a disability, you may be able to claim on your income tax and benefit return the deductions and tax credits listed below.

  •  Child care expenses
  •  Disability supports deduction
  • Other deductions
  • Spouse or common-law partner amount
  • Amount for an eligible dependant
  • Amount for infirm dependants age 18 or older
  • Caregiver amount
  • Disability amount (for self)
  • Disability amount transferred from a dependant
  • Your tuition, education, and textbook amounts
  • Tuition, education, and textbook amounts transferred from a child
  • Amounts transferred from your spouse or common-law partner
  • Medical expenses for self, spouse or common-law partner, and your dependent children born in 1996 or later
  • Allowable amount of medical expenses for other dependants
  • Children’s fitness amount
  • Amount for children born in 1996 or later
  • Home buyers’ amount
  • Children’s arts amount
  • Refundable medical expense supplement
  • Working income tax benefit (WITB)

Thousands of medical conditions can qualify you for the Disability Tax Credit and below is a list of some of the qualified conditions.  To get more information and to find out if you can qualify for the DTC, please contact our Disability Tax Credits specialists at info@total-accounting.ca

A

  • Achilles Tendon Apathy
  • ACL Injury
  • ADD
  • ADHD
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Agoraphobia
  • All Type of Complications / Injuries due to Stroke or CVA
  • ALS
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Amblyopia
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Angina
  • Anhedonia
  • Ankle Dislocation
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Ankliosing Spondylitis
  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Anoxia
  • Anterior Cranial Fossa Injury
  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Aortic Aneurysm  –  Surgery
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Arterial Sclerosis
  • Arthritis in Ankles
  • Arthritis in Feet
  • Asbestosis of the Lungs
  • Asensory Motor Neuropathy
  • Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Auditory Processing Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

B

  • Back Injury – Lumbar Discectomy
  • Bilateral Foot Drop
  • Bilateral Hip Bursitis
  • Bilateral leg blocked (atherosclerosis
  • Bilateral Leg Muscle Pain & Weakness
  • Bi-Polar Disorder
  • Bladder Extophe
  • Bladder Incontinence
  • Bladder Weakness – Frequency
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Bowel Incontinence
  • Bowel Resection
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Tumour
  • Breast Cancer
  • Bulging and Herniated Discs in Lumbar Spine
  • Bulimia
  • Bunions
  • Bursitis in Hips
  • Bursitis in Shoulders
  • Bypass Surgeries

C

  • Cancer – Hip
  • Cancer Iliac
  • Cancer, SI Joint
  • Cancer, Vocal Chords
  • Cardiopulmonary Disease
  • Cataplexy
  • Cataracts
  • Cavernous Angioima in Brain
  • Celiac Disease
  • Central Canal Stenosis
  • Cerebella Ataxia
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Charcot Joints
  • Charcot Marie Tooth Disease
  • Chemical Sensitivities
  • Chromosome Abnormality
  • Chronic Adjustment Disorder
  • Chronic Ankle Instability
  • Chronic Anxiety Disorder
  • Chronic Asthma
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Chronic Depression
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Chronic Inflammatory Disease
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Chronic Pain Disorder
  • Chronic Panic Attacks
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain / Adhesions
  • Claudication of Legs
  • Claw Feet
  • Closed Head Injury
  • Clubbed Feet
  • Cognitive Impairment
  • Collagenous Colitis
  • Colon cancer
  • Colostomies
  • Compound Fractures
  • Concussion
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Congestive Heart Defect
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • COPD
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Chron’s disease
  • Cystic Fibrosis

D

  • Damage to Eardrums
  • Deaf from Birth
  • Deep Structure Ligament Injury
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease Cervical Spine
  • Degenerative Disc Disease Lumbar Spine
  • Degenerative Disc Disease Thoracic Spine
  • Degenerative Disc Disease Total Spine
  • Dementia
  • Developmentally Delayed
  • Dexterity Issues
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes (Type 1)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Difficulty Dressing
  • Difficulty Feeding Yourself
  • Difficulty Managing Bladder or Bowel Functions
  • Diverticulitis
  • Down syndrome
  • Dyslexia
  • Dysphagia
  • Dyspraxia

E

  • Edema to Legs
  • Effects of Chemotherapy/Radiation
  • Emphysema
  • Epilepsy
  • Exposure to Mustard Gas

F

  • Facial Nerve Damage
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Familial Polyposis
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
  • Fibromellar Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Dislocation
  • Foot Ulcers
  • Foot Ulcers and Infections
  • Fractured Skull
  • Fractured Vertebrae
  • Frozen shoulder(s)

G

  • General Cartilage Damage to Joints
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Generalized Body Pain
  • Gillian Barre Disease
  • Glaucoma

H

  • Hallux Regidus
  • Hallux Valgus
  • Hammer Toes
  • Hard of Hearing with Hearing Aides
  • Hard of Hearing without Hearing Aides
  • Head Injury
  • Heart Arrhythmia
  • Heart Attack
  • Heart Defects
  • Heart Valve Replacement Surgery
  • Hemiplegia
  • Hepatitis C
  • Herrington Rods in Spine
  • Hip Injury / Pain
  • Hip Replacements
  • HIV
  • Hallux Valgus
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Hypotonia

I

  • Ileostomy
  • Injuries that developed into severe effects in later years
  • Iron Lung Therapy
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Cardio Myopathy
  • Ischemic Heart Defect

K

  • Kidney Dialysis
  • Kidney Transplants
  • Knee Injury / Pain
  • Knee Replacement

L

  • Labarynthisis
  • Laryngeal Spasms
  • Leaking Heart Valve
  • Learning Disability
  • Left Sided Hemiplegia
  • Legally Blind
  • Liver Transplant
  • Loss of Hearing
  • Loss of One Arm
  • Loss of One Eye
  • Loss of One Leg
  • Loss of Toes
  • Loss of Two Legs
  • Lumbar Disc Disease
  • Lumbar Disc Pathology
  • Lumbar Disc Protrusion
  • Lumbar Lordosis
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Resection for Bronchial Adeno Carcinoma
  • Lupus (Systemic)

M

  • Macular Degeneration
  • Major Depression
  • Massive Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Meniere’s disease
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Migraine Aura
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mon Neuritis Multiplex
  • Mood Disorder
  • Multiple Bone Fractures
  • Multiple Joint Replacements
  • Multiple Lumbar & Pelvic Fractures
  • Multiple Melanomas
  • Musculo-Skeletal Damage
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy

N

  • Narcolepsy
  • Neck Surgeries and Fusions
  • Nerve Damage to Spine
  • Neugenic Claudication
  • Neuralgia
  • Neuro Developmental Disorders
  • Neurofibrosis
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • No Impulse Control
  • Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

O

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • One leg shorter than the other
  • Onychonycosis
  • Oppressive Compulsive Disorder
  • Osler Webber – HHT
  • Osteoarthritis Ankles / Knees / Spine / Shoulders
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Ostomy

P

  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Panic Disorder
  • Paralysation
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Perioral Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Personality Disorder
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Positional Vertigo
  • PTSD
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica
  • Post Traumatic Arthritis Fracture
  • Post-Polio Syndrome
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Pronated Feet
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Psychogenic myoclonic seizures
  • Psychotic Episodes
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Plus Syndrome

Q

  • Quadriceps Myopathy
  • Quadriplegia
  • Quadruple Bypass Surgery

R

  • Radial Nerve Dysfunction
  • Radiculopathy – generalised
  • Reactive Airways Disease
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy Lumbar Spine
  • Rheumatoid arthritis of shoulders
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis of the hands
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Thoracic Spine

S

  • Sarcopenia
  • Scarring of Epidural Tissue
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia – Disorganized
  • Scarring of Epidural Tissue
  • Schendonad / Crest Syndrome
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia – Disorganized
  • Schizophrenia – Paranoid
  • Sciatica
  • Schon Donald Syndrome
  • Scleroderma (Crest Syndrome)
  • Scoliosis of the Spine
  • Sensorimotor Polyneuropathy
  • Shattered Heel
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Sinosal Undifferentiated Carcinoma
  • Sjogren’s syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Deprivation
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Sonitus
  • Spastic Hemiparesis Post MVA
  • Spastic Paralysis
  • Speech Disorder
  • Spinal Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Wedge
  • Spinal Disc Prolapses
  • Spinal Fluid Leakage
  • Spinal Fusion – Instrumentation
  • Spinal Injury / Pain
  • Spinal Kyphosis
  • Spinal Nerve Root Compression
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach Disorders
  • Sturge Weber’s Syndrome
  • Suicidal Tendencies

T

  • T Spine Compression Fractures
  • T.R.A.P.S.
  • Tinnitus
  • Torn Ligament in knee
  • Torn Medial Meniscus
  • Torn Rotator cuff
  • Tourette syndrome
  • Trochanteric Bursitis

U

  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Uncontrollable Diarrhea
  • Uterine Cancer

V

  • Vascular Complications ­ Post Surgery