Completing the T2201 Form

Completing the T2201 Form Completing the T2201 FormThe T2201 form is the official code for the Disability Tax Credit Certificate in Canada. In order to qualify for this tax credit a T2201 form must be completed and sent into the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

 

The government of Canada recognizes the challenges of living with a disability. This is why tax benefits are available for those who qualify for the disability tax credit certificate. A person that has a disability is encouraged to use this tax savings as a way to support high living costs in addition to supplementing his or her income for the time it takes to manage the symptoms of disability. Any citizen can apply.

 

Have you explored the T2201 form? Are you considering how to apply for tax benefits? Do you have questions about the disability tax credit certificate?

 

Many people have questions about the T2201 form, filling out the disability tax credit certificate, and applying for benefits from the government of Canada. Here are some popular questions asked on the National Benefit Authority’s blog, Disability Living:

 

What do I need to know about the T2201 form?

– This form is approximately 9 pages long.

– Certain sections of this form must be filled out by a medical doctor.

– A doctor also needs to certify this form.

 

Why must a doctor fill out this form?

– This is a way to prove that you have a disability and are therefore entitled to tax benefits.

– A doctor verifies that the individual is disabled according to CRA requirements which is necessary to qualify.

– A medical practitioner according to the CRA includes: optometrists, audiologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, psychologists, speech- language pathologists, or other medical doctors.

 

What happens after I submit the form?

– The Canada Revenue Agency will need to review the T2201 form to determine whether or not you qualify for the disability tax credit certificate.

– This process can take several weeks or months.

 

What else do I need to know about the T2201 form and the tax credit?

– If you qualify to receive tax benefits, you may also receive retroactive payments. This will also be determined by the Canada Revenue Agency. To be awarded back pay, it will be necessary to have tax returns from (up to 10) previous years.

 

If the T2201 form confuses you, know you are not alone. Applying for the disability tax credit certificate is not a simple process. This is why there are services available to help people with disabilities get the money that is reserved for them from the government of Canada.

 

The National Benefit Authority is a disability tax credit agency that serves the disability community of Canada. Benefit professionals offer free consultations and can help fill out the T2201 form. Contact the National Benefit Authority (http://www.thenba.ca/free-consultation.html) with questions you have about applying and qualifying for the disability tax credit certificate.

 

Being awarded disability benefits can be a long, drawn out and sometimes complicated process. Get answers to your questions so you can apply soon. This way, you will secure the benefits you need and are entitled to.

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17 Responses to Completing the T2201 Form

  1. Lina says:
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    I want to apply for tax credit form, I have fibromyligia and osteoarthritis and back problems thank you

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  2. Doris Bergbusch says:
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    I do think that I have been receiving disability tax credits. Should I reapply every year? There has been no change in my health. I wear glasses to read, use hearing aides. I have osteoarthritis.

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      Usually, you don’t need to reapply unless your tax credit is expired. Have you back-filed your taxes for the past 10 years though? If you had disability then, you may be eligible to receive refunds you are owed.

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  3. Michele Carter says:
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    I have been on Disability for a number of years now. I do not know if I ever filled out a tax credit form. How do I find out?
    Thank you.

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      Finding out will require looking at your past tax forms. You may have an accountant who can help you find exactly what you are looking for, or call the NBA (1-888-389-0080) for guidance.

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  4. rho says:
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    The doctor has to complete this form with your part and gets sent in with your income tax return, or at least to that address. It’s totally separate from your CPP or ODSP massive forms and sent to a different place. I also have been on disability for several years and just applied for the tax credit. Of course, the backlog causes a waiting game to hear.

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  5. Larry Lewis says:
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    I am very disabled with disorders and diseases too numerous to mention here . How can i get one of these disability tax credit forms for my physician to fill out ????
    thank you

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  6. Dorothy Craig says:
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    I cannot bath or dress myself any more. I need assistant in cooking as I cant lift the pots . I have very little useage of my arms.

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    • Alice Hunnersen says:
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      I have had someone from the benefit authority contact me .It sounded like a scam as they claimed they could get lots of money. I was afraid it was a scam? Therefore I did not continue. How can I tell it is legitimate? you know that line if it sounds to good to be true it probably is. Is there something you can say to help me understand the true benefit of this group?
      Thank you
      Alice

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        These are good questions. You are right- when something sounds too good to be true, it is. However, with the Disability Tax Credit there are benefits available to people who have paid into the tax system for sometime. Actually, because of having a recognized disability, the government exempts these individuals from paying significant amounts of taxes. By qualifying for the Disability Tax Credit, it is possible to get annual returns and a large sum of money for the past 10 years. The only problem is that it is hard to qualify for the Disability Tax Credit, and even harder to claim back-taxes. But if you have a severe and prolonged disability, you are entitled to this money. Therefore, it is good but it’s also true. Best of both worlds!

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      I hope there is help available for you! It sounds like you have some restrictions that keep you from enjoying high quality of life. I’m passing along your information for closer evaluation. You can also reach Benefit Specialists at the National Benefit Authority at 1888-389-0080.

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  7. Lorrie says:
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    I’m on ODSP and WSIB, I have a number of medical problems that interfere with daily living. I do get depressed because I have a child at home that I’m not able to do things with. ex. camping, swimming or just walking. I also think that if it sounds to good to be true welll…..I do hope there is help for myself and family.

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