ADD & ADHD funding

My son has ADHD and I was told that there is special funding from the government for kids with this. Is this true and who do you contact to get it?

Thanks

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Editor's Note:
Hi. I suspect that what you are referring to is the Child Disability Tax Credit. This isn't so much funding as it is a generous reduction in income tax payable.

Beyond that, it depends on what province you are in. In Ontario, there is Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities, and also funding for respite - Special Services at Home.

As far as I know, you can't use the SSAH money for child care in an after school program.

However, other site visitors may know of things for their children with special needs.

Hope this helps.

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Aug 22, 2017
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11yr old son with LD and ADD NEW
by: Anonymous

I can't believe how hard it is to get any help for my son let alone trying to apply for this disability. I just recently went to pediatrician and he says " with such modified learning adaptations it's hard to say if he'll ever graduate "
His recommendation was to homeschool him.
I feel so let down and he doesn't even qualify for a learning assistance teacher.
Just had to voice my experience😢

Jul 13, 2017
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Waiting time to see approval NEW
by: Anonymous

Hello there yes the waiting Time is quite long it took my son about 5 months before they approved him the longer without hearing from them your better off to being approved good luck

Jul 12, 2017
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Speech Stuttering,- Adult NEW
by: Anonymous- Speech Therapy Adult

Hi there, I came across this forum. I am an adult who has signifant speech impairment. I recently found out about DTC. My doctor filled it out and I sent it off in December 2016. I got declined 4 weeks later. I am working along with a SLP and she did an assessment for me and I resent it. Then CRA nail back and asked me to recover the certificate form. The SLP filled it out. They received it and it's 12 weeks now and I am still waiting to know whether or not I am approved. Can someone tell me if it takes this long. I will call them next week if I don't hear from them.

Jul 11, 2017
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Jackie M NEW
by: Anonymous

My son has ADHD, Tourette Syndrome & DCD.
It was the Dcd diagnosis I believe is why my boy was approved. We receive the "assistance for children with severe disabilities" as well as a federal tax credit. He's a lefty...and struggles with printing. School has assigned My son his own iPad with a recommendation from his former OT. He has difficulties wiping his bum and also is unable to dress himself in a timely manner. Soils underwear often. Clothes are always backwards and it takes him quite some witu constant redirection needed from an adult.
Chewes on his sleeves and collars... lack of impulse control that leads to property damage...medications/essential oils etc

If you are still seeking help I hope this helps

May 09, 2017
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3rd rime applying NEW
by: Anonymous

This is my third time applying for my 12 year old sons disability tax credit. M`y doctor has filled oout all of the papers but they still denied him. My son is diagnosed with severe Adhd and learning disablity. He struggles in everyday life and just recently tried to take his own life . The CRA feels that because he is able to dress and feed himself he does not have a disability. This time they got a 23 report from psychologist, and letters from schoold board, and school as well as occupational therapist to show how adhd is effecting his daily living. If this doesnt work then I am taking this straight to our member of parlament as this is a joke.

Apr 20, 2017
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2nd go around.... NEW
by: Anonymous

This is sooo frustrating. They denied us but asked for a detailed letter from out Dr to explain the effects of impairment as opposed to the "presence" of his condition. When I called CRA to ask for the reasoning denying him the agent couldn't understand as we has a PSE that was 22 pages long clearly stated everything ABOVE AND BEYOND what was required. Well, I have the DR writing the letter as I have a year to submit without having to resubmit the DTC form so I guess that is a bonus. So fingers crossed. I guess sometimes too much information isnt always a good thing and I could almost guarentee they didn't even read his PSE. GRRRRR. Congrats to the rest of you getting it! :)

Apr 12, 2017
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Special needs NEW
by: Anonymous

When you apply for the tax credit with a child with adhd and learning disabilities you go back from the day they were born not when they were assessed. You will get it all back especially if you explain how your child has been all his life and explain the everyday functions that you have to deal with your child. The disability tax credit is gonna wanna deny you cause they dont want to give out any more money. Keep applying even if you get denied. Just add more explanation of your child's function of everyday life

Mar 29, 2017
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adhd NEW
by: Anonymous

HI
I apply for my son he digionsed add they denying. I just want to ask can I apply again in same clinic but different doc

Mar 02, 2017
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To be approved NEW
by: Anonymous

To be approved the doctor has to fill out the disability tax credit certificate (t2201) an where it says mental functions necessary for everyday life the doctor has to check of yes to that this disability it affects his everyday life 90 percent of the time an right under that it says an when did your patients restrictions in performing the mental functions necessary for everyday life become a marked restriction an then the doctor has to say the year make sure doctor says the year of the child's birth or they will not go back they will only go back to the year the doctor puts right there so ask the doctor to go back to birth very important on getting that back pay I just went through this same crap then the doctor has to write on the back sheet stating your child's disability gets in the way of everyday life like eating dress bathing he's or she's behind in school had complaints from teachers he's or she's on medication to help the child focus bad temper breaks thing hyper first page you have to write about the child as the parent support you provide just write what I just said my son was approved first time an he has ADHD an he's on medication but remember the most important thing is doctor has to say mental functions for everyday life is restricted 90% of the time thats the most important thing on getting approved an ask the doctor to go back to birth on the year of the diagnose so you get 6 years pay back good luck

Mar 01, 2017
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ADHD LD DCD Anxiety and DTC NEW
by: JackieM

My 6 year old son has just been diagnosed with ADHD, Develomental coordination disorder, anxiety, dyslexia dysgraphia and borderline dyscalcula. In order to afford tutoring and OT and PT we really need the disability.ty tax credit. Would anyone who has been successful in obtaining this credit with similar diagnosis be willing to share the wording the healthcare professional used on the form? Any help is appreciated.

Feb 17, 2017
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facebook page NEW
by: Anonymous

Forgot to note I created a facebook page for parents to share experiences and help each other with this application process. I cannot believe how difficult it has gotten to be approved! I am on my fourth go-round for my daughter - they want more information. I don't know what more information to provide as we have provided pages and pages.

Here is the link

https://www.facebook.com/groups/962474010555199/

Feb 17, 2017
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facebook page NEW
by: LuCynda

You can only get back pay from birth if your doctor indicates on the forms that it has existed from birth.


Feb 17, 2017
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Payback NEW
by: Anonymous

I know I think it's not right how some children qualify from birth an some not it should be the same amount of pay back not matter what as the last child with the same disability if they want to pay one family from birth they should pay the other family from birth as long as the disability is the same we need to write to the provincial an federal government to complain about this issue if we have enough of us complaining about this they may change it I'm gonna complain today

Feb 17, 2017
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adha and dyslexia NEW
by: Anonymous

I received the same feedback but my son is adhd and dyslexic. We only received back to the date that we started noticing although there were signs before hand, it was not impairing him until he started school. (not impairing him or we are ignorant to that fact not knowing how he may have been struggling) Anyways, they government has committed to only 2013 and my son was born 2007. I was expecting back to birth as this is a birth condition and not something that happened along the way. I am writing back to see now. Anything that we are able to obtain for our children is vital. I am now securing him tutoring money that we so badly needed to get going. The disability savings account looks like a nice gift too. I am thankful for what we are receiving; however I know there are families that are in similar cases like my son and they received funding dated back to birth so to be fair to my son, I would like the same for him.

Feb 16, 2017
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I'm confused NEW
by: Anonymous

MY son was diagnosed with high functioning ASD in November after years of tests. I applied for the DTC and now on the government website it says that we are eligible from the years 2012-2020.... but my son was born in 2008. As far as I know he has had this disability since birth and I thought because of this he should be eligible for the years 2008-2011 But the site says he's not. I'd like to know if this is a common thing for people who just applied or what's up with that? I've heard of people having to write a letter to get the rest but I'm not sure if that's all this means or.... What? It also doesn't say amounts or anything.... I'm just confused and am hoping someone can shed some light on this.

Feb 01, 2017
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Pay back from birth NEW
by: Anonymous

They will only pay back if the doctor says since whatever year your son was born but obviously your doctor must of said 2013 on th t2201 certificate that's why there only paying from that date I had the same problem my doctor wrote 2015 on my sons t2201 certificate so I only got 2 years I am trying for the rest since 2009 need to find another doctor my oldest son has add so I'm gonna file for him an try to have a doctor state that it has to be genetic since two sons from the same mother one with ADHD an add

Feb 01, 2017
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Getting approved back to birth NEW
by: Anonymous

I just received from CRA indication that my son who is age 9 and has adha and learning disability that he would be entitled for 2013-2025 is what is says. I was in anticipation that as his disability is birth related that the credit and benefits would go back to birth? How do I ask for them to go back if they only approved for 2013 and onwards? Others have received back to birth. I am considering sending a letter and including a copy of his psych assessment. Not sure what I need to say to them but ask.

Nov 28, 2016
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Approved first time
by: Anonymous

My son just got approved 2 weeks ago first try he has ADHD an blind in his right eye I will be receiving my back pay on dec 13 in 15 days I'm pretty happy just in time for Christmas 2 years back pay because doctor diagnosed the ADHD in 2015 but they automatically go back 2 years it was a long wait 5 months in total my doctor had to fill out some additional information that Canada revenue sent him a questionnaire but it all depends on how the doctor answered those questions i hope he wrote that his disability interferes with his everyday activities like bathing eating dressing he's got to be supervised always he never pay attention just runs out on to road with out looking just stuff like that an it gotta be there for a year an expected to last another year that's what my doctor wrote an I got it an the fact that my son need medication might of helped as well good luck

Nov 28, 2016
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Waiting for DTC processing
by: Anonymous

I applied for my son who was diagnosed with ADHD combined with a learning disability and some oppositional traits.I included his PE assessment which was performed in 2014. I am just wondering if the PE assessment would still be relevant due to the time it was done? I was told that they have received the forms and that it could take about 6 weeks for an answer and in most cases they send additional forms to the Dr. How many people actually get approved the first go around?

Nov 07, 2016
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Adhd tax forms
by: Anonymous

Dr shawn Kao in brampton filled out my daughters disability papers but the thing is he said that it would be hard to get approved and I haven't got any word back yet on being denied it has been about 4 weeks now. Should I be worried I feel like I should have included more info for example a letter from her teacher. There is no real medical proof of my daughters diagnosis so that's why her teacher has vouged for me and has recently requested that my daughter get properly tested for learning disabilities because she has all the signs for having one.

Oct 30, 2016
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Assistance with learning disabilities
by: Anonymous

Is there assistance for children with ADHD to get help after school? Financial assistance for tutoring?

Oct 26, 2016
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adhd
by: Anonymous

HI .I just want some questions about my son. he has adHD. and I don't know we can get some kind off funding from the government or DTC credit. he is 8 years old .4 year before he digonous. and now the doctor told me ADHD kids can get funding. if some people know about. please tell me

Aug 31, 2016
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Form Question
by: Anonymous

I was planning on applying for the child disability for two of my children. One has generalized anixety, separation anxiety and some depression. The other has ADHD and anxiety.

What do I write when asked to fill in the section on page 1 about giving details about the "regular and consistent support you provide for food, shelter or clothing to the person with the disability?" I don't have to do anything special for food, clothing or shelter but their impairments effect their schooling and day to day tasks and decision making.

Thanks!

Aug 25, 2016
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Help with Forms!
by: Anonymous

My son is 12. He has been diagnosed with ADHD, Learning Disabilities (dyslexia/dysgraphia etc) as well as generalized anxiety since he was 5. I am filling out the forms for the Disability Tax Credit as he is now heading to Jr. High and will require much more academic support, but I am confused about what to explain for the section that asks for information about regular support for food, shelter, and clothing - right after #2. OR is that section only filled out as supplement to #2 if you answered "No" to #1? Help!

Aug 03, 2016
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There is financial help
by: Anonymous

Hi there! It's frustrating with how much inconsistency there is in this situation. I have friends who have children with ADHD whose Doctor was happy to fill out the forms and subsequently the mom receives something called the assistance for children with severe disability (ACSD) credit each month, as well as the disability tax credit which increases the amount of her child tax credit she receives monthly.
Our son has ADHD and Tourette syndrome and Associated disorders, and he receives the same. The ACSD credit in Ontario is related to your income, so you receive anywhere from $400 or so down to whatever smaller amount you qualify for. It also includes a drug benefit card and dental benefit card, if that's something that would be helpful.

Jun 29, 2016
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ADHD
by: Anonymous

Hello my sons has been diagnosed with adhd takes medication for the Adhd but the pedestrian does not want to fill out the form he says he would not qualify can anyone else give me an suggesting or know of any good doctors in the Brampton ont area

Dec 08, 2015
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please help
by: Anonymous

I have a daughter with Adhd, anxiety, a learning disability due to her front lobe not developed she also has dislexia which makes it even more difficulty to learn to read,

How do I get help????

Feb 25, 2015
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Disabilty Tax Certificate
by: Anonymous 1

First of all, go to the CRA.ca website and type in T-2201 for the Disability Tax Credit Certificate. You can read it online or download it. Answer the questionnaire, honestly, BUT bear in mind that those are general questions... there is well over 50 different topics and sub-sections of medical conditions ! (No, they are not listed individually). You can phone the CRA general number and ask the agent to TRANSFER your call to someone in the Disability Tax Certificate Department for more specific answers.

If you think that you may qualify, take it to your Doctor\specialist and ASK...
1. Have they heard\filled out this "D.C.T - from the CRA? 2. How much to fill out this application? 3. Medical personnel can log onto the CRA website under T-2201 form section and GET more information & assistance. (**The onset of impairment date is very important.. date listed as the very first date of complaint, Not when you were eventually diagnosed with... really big difference).

For children, if they were born with eg. autism, then this program (reduce the taxes paid on Federal\Prov. sections of the parent's income tax returns...eg. schedule#1 & prov.)...
If approved, the CRA will confirm and send out a "Letter of Determination" with an adjustment period FROM (this can go back for 10 previous years, so 2005) and TO (which would be FUTURE YEARS). Follow instructions. This DCT T-2201 can be
renewed near the expiry date(CRA will advise) if things are the same or worse after that
period. The child is now 18 years etc. From what I understand, this APPROVED DCT
will also increase the amount of money that is received for the monthly Child Bonus payments. eg. If approved, and your child is 8 years old, and this condition was from the time of birth... go back and ASK for what you should have been paying LESS in TAXES (by way of Adjustments per year) and the INCREASED monies that you should have received by way of Child Bonus payments!

THIS PROGRAM HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH SERVICE CANADA'S PENSION PLAN DISABILITY (CPP D) or CANADA CHILD PLAN DISABILITY. THIS IS ONLY FOR TAX REDUCTION!! Hopes this helps.

Feb 11, 2015
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Forms
by: Anonymous

The doctor must sign off on your child's daily life being impacted in the various areas that are on the form. If the dr signs off on it there should be no issue. My son was accepted first attempt with ADHD and anxiety. He later received a autism diagnosis but he did not at the time we submitted this form. Make sure the Dr signs off and you should be ok.

Feb 11, 2015
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need help with form
by: Anonymous

can anyone tell me what page of the form they filled out for ADHD in the T2201 and what was said.

I called gov. of Can. yesterday to ask and got 3 different answers from using Life Sustaining therapy to mental functions

really need help please even my doctor is confused.

Jan 26, 2015
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Help with DTC wording
by: Anonymous

I have applied 3 times for the DTC. My son has ADHD, Learning disability, general anxiety as well as extreme social anxiety, and debilitating depression. He has been unable to attend school at times due to these issues.

i do not know what I am doing wrong. What info we need to submit, but we keep getting refused. What information did the Dr. send to help get the application accepted.

any help would be very much appreciated.

thanks.

Sep 14, 2014
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Help
by: Anonymous

Hello.
I have a son who has autism and is already getting the child disability tax credit. My other son was diagnosed with autism and qualified for the disability tax credit. I have to put in writing to go back for tax years. I was wondering tho, for the income tax portion I already would have used that portion for my other son. Do they amend it again because I have a second child with a disability? Do I get this amount transferred to my husband because I used it? Thank you so much!
Joanne

Aug 12, 2014
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Denied
by: Anonymous

I have a 14 year old son with ADD and dyslexia. I applied when he was 9,10 and 12 with 3 different doctors and each time was denied. First two were pediatricians and last was a child Psychologist. I was told by all that I should have this tax help. I don't know why we were denied and others weren't. Perhaps if someone has had a reversal they can give me information on how to go about formally disputing this. Any help is appreciated as we could really use any extra $$ towards tutoring during these high school years.

May 30, 2014
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ADHD Funding
by: Anonymous

Good afternoon,

Not sure if anyone has experienced this but with my sons DTC application last week I checked it and this week below there is a box with the dates stating they are processing your information. Anyone have any experience with this?

May 27, 2014
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Form details
by: Anonymous

For the form - my son had ADHD and Anxiety listed, that is all, and was approved and we went back 9 years which added up to roughly a $27,000 refund. I thought it was too good to be true but it wasn't. That was all we had on the form. The main thing is that the issues need to get in the way of day to day life, cause extra stress in the basic things like eating/sleeping/dressing/using washroom etc. My advise is for anyone not sure if they are covered TRY, there's nothing to lose and a LOT to gain if they are approved. Best of luck to everyone!

May 27, 2014
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DTC
by: Anonymous

Just wondering for the people that posted their child got the DTC for ADD what did the put on the form? My daughter has ADD and a learning disability I don't see how the DTC for applies to her so I'm a bit confused, any help or ideas would help, thanks

Apr 07, 2014
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ADHD disability payments
by: Mom of 3

Hi I have 3 kids and 2 of which have ADHD, although my youngest is Epileptic, ADHD and ODD (Oppositional Defiant Disorder)...you will get disability tax credit for these which is applied to the Child Tax Credit on top of your amount of Child Tax Credit amount plus you are entitled to back pay for each child that is diagnosed with these. My eldest is 14 and has been diagnosed with ADHD and I will be getting 10 years back pay for him. Get your child's doctor to fill out the form and go from there. Both my children are on an IEP at school to contour their academic abilities.

Feb 24, 2014
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CRA website.
by: Anonymous

Just go to the Canadian government website and look up disability tax credit. Print the form. Full in what u can and take the drs portion to your child's physician. If they feel their issues get in the way of day to day life (eating/ dressing/using bathroom etc) they'll sign off on it and then it's up to you to send to address on form. Again, as I've mentioned before on this site make sure you send a letter with this requesting they go back the 10 allowable years if its applicable to your child's diagnosis. The dr needs to have this on the form as well indicating how long the child has had these issues in order for CRA to go back into those years of taxes to adjust your returns. Best of luck!

Feb 24, 2014
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funding
by: Angela

My son has just been diagnosed with ADHD, Stereotypic movement disorder and an unspecified Neurological disorder. How do I get an application for funding?? Any info will help. Thanks
my email : amiller@therafit.ca

Jan 15, 2014
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What about us when we get older
by: mark

I have adhd and I'm 32 now, I'm still very hyper and have a hard time concentrating. I love that they help mothers now but what about my mother, who for 10 years would drive 3 hours to London every other week for tests, and had to pay for special help witch is given to kids in school now. I'm poor at spelling bad grammar and have a hard time saying words. this is all because we didn't have all the stuff that the kids now have. $18,000 would be great for someone like my mom who spent a ton of money back in the day because things were different, or it would help me go back to school and try to learn the things I need to get a better job. I'm happy for everyone now but I think the government shouldn't have forgotten about us,

Apr 24, 2013
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Letter
by: Anonymous

Almost forgot! I sent a letter requesting they go back 10 years with the original application.

Apr 24, 2013
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Thanks!
by: Anonymous

It's been almost three months now since I first applied. The guy I spoke with last week from CRA said the letter I will be receiving will also contain forms as well as information. I guess I am curious about what kind of forms. Are you saying 12 weeks after approval or that was the overall time frame from when you first applied?

Apr 24, 2013
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Approved~ Now what?
by: Anonymous

Both my boys were approved last week. Retro pay for one child is 10 years and the other 6 years. Any idea how long the process takes from here?

Apr 24, 2013
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Waiting game...
by: Anonymous

It took about 12 weeks for them to process everything for me, but you've waited this long without any benefit, whats another 12 weeks, as I mentioned in my post before you will need to send a letter stating you want them to go into past years beyond the 2 automatic years they give you the monthly benefit. With 2 children receiving this benefit and tax credit you should be seeing a substantial refund, after you receive your lump sum they will then add the disability monthly benefit to your child tax for children under 18. Once your child turns 18 they need to apply for it themselves as an adult, if you are still caring for them at this age the benefit can be transferred to you as their care giver. Hopefully you get some good news as long as you are approved its just a waiting game and its about 12 weeks... I would say you are looking at no less than a 30,000 refund but that is all dependent on your individual taxes of course. Plan a little holiday, chances are you deserve it!

Apr 23, 2013
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Approved! Now what?
by: Anonymous

I got approval a week ago for both sons, one is 17 and the other is 12. They are going back to 2003 and 2006 respectively. They said I will be getting info in the mail outlining what happens next, but I'm getting anxious. Can someone fill mi in on what happens next and how long till I will see the funding?

Jan 11, 2013
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Approved
by: Anonymous

Just wanted to update from my previous comment about seeing our Dr and applying. I am happy to say that not only was my son qualified for this credit but they retroactivated the pay to his birthyear. This means that for close to 9 years (based on my income/taxes) it adds up to roughly $18,000. And that does not include the MONTHLY disability benefit that is added to your child tax credit (roughly $100-$200 a month). If you are approved for the DTC they automatically give you the MONTHLY ammount for the past 2 tax years but if you want them to go into past years (to get more money) then you have to send them a letter allowing them to do this. I should be recieving a portion of this money on my January child tax day and the rest will come the following month's on child tax date. I hope this helps other parents out there as I did not know about this credit until i found THIS forum online and I am so thankful I did as it will help with so many of my sons expenses, not to mention education. And once approved for the DTC the government also matches your savings in an RESP specifically for children who qualify under this benefit. Good luck to all of you out there pursuing it... i did and it worked out for me!

Jan 08, 2013
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how to appy for the tax credit
by: Anonymous

How do I apply for this tax credit? DO I get a doctors letter and hand it to my accountant? or do I send it to the ministry?

Jan 05, 2013
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Disability tax credit for ADHD children
by: Anonymous

IF your child has ADHD you can get the disability tax credit only if you can prove there are extraordinary costs associated with his disorder. For example, My son is 8 years old and he has ADHD along with SPD (Sensory processing disorder). We have to purchase specific clothing for him or else he is fidgety and complains about them itching. My son has not much interest in other children, he would be very content to stay in his room by himself 90 percent of the time and only wants attention from us, his parents. We need to put him in programs (against his will) to get him the social relationships he lacks. Lessons such as swimming cost much extra as his lack of attention makes it much harder for him to learn and therefore he may repeat the same level 2-3 times where other children will just sail through them. Then there are things such as electronics, which are a MUST with ADHD children when you have to go for a long car drive, wait at a doctors office etc. to keep them engaged and out of trouble. These are some of the extra costs we as parents have to absorb that other people just may not understand and that is what you have to prove to the government to obtain the tax credit. I know 200 a month does not seem like much but to me that is my sons social funding. so that at least takes a little bit of the burden off our family budget.
Hope this helps!

Nov 04, 2012
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ADHD funding
by: Anonymous

I have 2 boys with ADHD, I recieve the child tax credit, on my income tax.

I also recieve extra funds on my child tax benefits, I think it's just short of $200 per child per month, but can be retroactive to when they where four. My Dr had to fill out this form http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/E/pbg/tf/t2201/ once filled out and approved (this takes time) it's good till the child is 19.

I also recieve Daycare subsidy, and as such the daycare gets an additonal $100 per month.

While none of this comes close to meeting the extra financial needs of my kids, it's a start.

I am in search of funding for extra classroom help for my son. A long shot, I know!

Oct 23, 2012
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Seeing Dr today about disability funding
by: ADHD Mom

Based on the above comments I am seeing my son's Dr today to see if he would qualify for this. I believe you have to prove that thier challenges get in the way of day to day life, eating, dressing etc. My son is also being assessed for Aspergers so we are likely looking at many other factors here but he's almost 9 and has had ADHD since he was about 4, diagnosed at age 5. I would say his struggles definitely get in the way of day to day life for us and funding should be offered for this disorder - it affects so many people. Thanks for your post above, it was very helpful, I hope I get good news today.

Mar 15, 2012
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hey
by: Anonymous

hey could u tell me what the doctor had to put on the form is there anything special that should be on it i hear that some people get it and others dont

Feb 29, 2012
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ADD ADHD tax credit
by: Anonymous

To get this credit go to cra.gc.ca go to individuals then forms. Then type in t2201 and it will give you the child disability tax credit. You need to print it out, fill in the parent section and the bring all of the pages to your child's physician. He will then need to fill in all of the pages with his evaluation of your child and if in his opinion they would qualify for this credit. When you physician returns the forms to you, you then send them to your area's tax center (also send your request for reassessment if your dr has listed the date that the symptoms started as anything that goes into a previous tax year. If you were approved they will go back and apply the credit from past years based on when the symptoms started) The form includes a list of addresses so you just pick the one that is your area's center. It will take anywhere from 6-18 weeks to be notified if they have accepted your application or not. I have 3 ADHD children and I receive the credit for all of them. The comment about 6-18 weeks was from my experience with this process. All 3 were very different. I hope this helps and good luck!

Nov 15, 2011
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Child tax credit
by: Anonymous

I have a son with ADHD, OCD, Anxiety disorder, Tourettes Sydnrome, and a learning disability and the only help I get is the disability on his child tax credit which doesn't cover anything compared to the time I have to lose off work or pay for a baby-sitter when he can't go to schoo.

Oct 13, 2011
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ADHD Tax Credit
by: Gillian

I have twin boys with ADHD and so far I have not been able to claim it as a disability on my income tax

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