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BC FORUM News - from the National Pensioners Federation

December, 2020

 

Disability Tax Credit application deadline Dec. 31st

From Trish McAuliffe, National Pensioners Federation

 

Applications for the Disability Tax credit is Dec 31st and may entitle you to the top up of the lump sum COVID benefit payment to seniors with a disability. You must apply in order to receive this top up payment to the benefit you would have received in October 2020.

 

Download the application form, visit your doctor and apply. Should you be denied please contact us to compile stories of those denied as we consult the government on this program.  info@npfmail.ca

 

The NPF and affiliated organizations have written to the Federal government to question why seniors are not entitled to both COVID benefits for seniors and persons with disabilities. The answer to date is that the programs were not designed to check both boxes but to be inclusive to all vulnerable populations. The seniors who are disabled and in receipt of the disability tax benefit will receive the appropriate top up benefit payment. 

 

Please review this link.

https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/news/2020/10/government-of-canada-extends-deadline-to-apply-for-the-disability-tax-credit-to-receive-the-covid-19-one-time-payment-for-persons-with-disabilities.html

 

Download the disability tax credit form, take it to your doctor to have it filled out as per your condition (there may be a small fee) and mail it in before Dec 31st.

 

Please share this information with all your contacts. It appears many are not even aware of the tax credit benefit. 

 

 

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