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Canada Revenue Agency

Below is a list of Canada Revenue Agency programs that may offer support to families of children and youth with special needs.  Please click on the name of the program to connect to the program’s website to find more information. 
 
Canada Child Tax Benefit
The CCTB is a non-taxable benefit paid monthly to help eligible families with the cost of raising and meeting the daily needs of a child.

Child Disability Benefit
The Child Disability Benefit is a tax-free benefit, paid monthly, for families who care for a child under age of 18 with a severe and prolonged impairment in mental or physical functions that is expected to last for a continuous period of at least 12 months.

Disability Tax Credit
The Disability Tax Credit is a non-refundable tax credit that reduces the amount of income tax paid.

Excise Gasoline Tax Refund
This program allows you to apply for refund on gasoline when transporting an individual with mobility issues.

Fitness Tax Credit
Parents may be eligible to claim up to $500 per child for fees paid each year that relate to the cost of registering your child in a qualified program of physical activity.

Medical Expense Claim
This is a tax credit associated with the extraordinary cost directly related to a disability. Items may be claimed as medical expense on one’s yearly income tax return.

Motor Vehicle Purchase or Modification – GST/HST rebate
This rebate is for the GST/HST one has paid on the purchase of a new or used qualifying motor vehicle or modification to a vehicle.