The Government of Canada has distributed a one-time, non-taxable, non-reportable payment of $600 to Canadians living with disabilities. If you have an existing Disability Tax Credit certificate on file with the CRA, you should have received this amount in October 2020.
If you do not have an existing Disability Tax Credit certificate and believe you or your family member should qualify (and are not a beneficiary of the Canadian Pension Plan Disability or the Veterans Affair Canada disability programs), you must apply for the Disability Tax Credit certificate by December 31, 2020 to automatically receive the $600 in Spring 2021.
Payments for Seniors
If you have received the $300 one-time senior payment for OAS or the one-time $500 payment for both the OAS Pension and the Guaranteed Income Supplement, then you will receive a top-up, so that you have received $600 in total.
For example, if you qualify for the one-time OAS payment and the disability payment you will receive the following:
- $300 one-time OAS payment
- $300 one-time Disability payment
The combination of the two result in the total $600 payment.
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