Caregiver Tax Credit (CTC), Disability Tax Credit (DTC): Do I Qualify?

By: Audrey Miller MSW, RSW, CCRC, CCLCP
Solutions Magazine Fall 2009

As a social worker I have worked with differently- abled individuals of all ages.  Growing older with a disability raises questions for parents and adult children alike.  For many parents raising a child with special needs, they worry who will look after their adult child when they are no longer capable.  As well,  many  of us are looking after parents or other family members who require caregiving assistance. For both groups, there are questions as to which specialized services are available and concerns about accessing them as well as related costs.   I have asked Ken Pope, lawyer and tax expert to provide answers to some commonly asked questions regarding the Disability Tax and the Caregiver Tax credit.     It may not be tax time, but it is always good to know ways to save money and what you may be entitled to receive.

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