Additional expenses incurred by persons with disabilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic may include:
To ensure you get the support you need, we are extending the payment to additional beneficiaries of disability supports programs. Approximately 1.7 million Canadians will receive the one-time payment.
This payment complements other emergency supports, such as the one-time special payment through the Goods and Services Tax Credit and the one-time payment to seniors.
Individuals who are eligible for the one-time payment:
Persons with disabilities who have a certificate that expired in 2019 should not wait until filing their 2020 tax return to put in an application.
You must apply by September 25, 2020 to be considered for the one-time payment.
While the number of DTC applications the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will receive by September 25, 2020 will increase, CRA aims to process your application within 8 weeks, 95% of the time.
Seniors with disabilities, who were eligible for the one-time seniors payment announced on May 12, 2020, will also be eligible for the one-time payment to persons with disabilities.
If you are eligible for both payments, you will receive a total amount of $600 broken into 2 payments:
You do not have to apply to receive this payment. The payment consists of a one-time, non-taxable and non-reportable amount of $600.
They expect to issue the payments beginning this fall. The payment information will be provided on this page once available.
The one-time payment will be issued in the form of a cheque or direct deposit. It is important that you keep your information, such as address and direct deposit information, up to date.
To confirm your eligibility or to ensure we have up to date address and banking information:
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