Article from Policy Options

Government provided income supports for persons with disabilities should be a benefit, not a burden for eligible recipients. The federal disability tax credit (DTC) is supposed to help people with severe disabilities and their care givers cover their higher costs, yet groups like Autism Canada and other disability groups are saying that recent decisions by the Canada Revenue Agency have resulted in people with intellectual disabilities and autism having their eligibility for the DTC suddenly denied or taken away – even though they too have qualifying impairments in physical or mental functions as described in the Income Tax Act.