This credit, which is available to anyone with a disability, is designed to help cover added expenses. It is a non-refundable tax credit that taxpayers with disabilities can use to reduce the amount of income tax they have to pay.
People who have a severe mental or physical impairment, which impacts the basic activities of daily living and/or need and dedicate time for Life Sustaining Therapy are eligible. The impairment has to have lasted for at least 12 continuous months and, if you have had a disability for some time, your tax returns can be reassessed as far back as 10 years.
In order to be eligible, a medical professional has to fill out and sign the Disability Tax Credit Certificate, which then has to be approved by the CRA.
You can find more information at – http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/E/pbg/tf/t2201/README.html
We will be updating this webpage with more detailed information and advice for applying for the DTC with respect to Apraxia of Speech.