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Topic: INCOME TAX DISABILITY TAX CREDIT

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Posted on: Mar 10, 2012 07:00PM

bethen wrote:

Hi Everyone!

 Does anyone know if we as Breast Cancer patients in stage IV are eligible to apply for the Disability Tax Credit for our income taxes.  Any info would be appreciated.

Thanks

Betsy Dx 9/27/2005, IDC, 6cm+, Grade 3, 3/7 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+
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Mar 11, 2012 03:32AM , edited Mar 11, 2012 03:52AM by CuterWCurves

Hi Betsy,

The T2201 forms are printable online... But to actually have the credit applied to your taxes for 2011's taxes a Dr needs to fill out the T2201, and it needs to be sent in together. It WILL delay the processing of your current taxes. If you are getting money back. and NEED it... You are better served in filling your taxes first, and then sending the T2201 form in with a T1adj for any and all years you are having the Disability applied to.

I am NOT a professional. I am a mom of a child who qualifies. It took 6 months for money to start rolling when we did hers though maybe it would be done faster in your circumstance... But that is why I said if you are getting money back already do not hold it up.

Shell

http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/E/pbg/tf/t2201/README.html 

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Mar 21, 2012 03:44PM NannaBaby wrote:

I was wondering that myself.  I've been getting CPP disability benefit since 2010.  Wouldn't that qualify me?  I almost want to go ahead and claim as disabled and see what happens... I'll look into it in the mean time. 

It's better to beg for forgiveness than to ask for permission! LOL

NannyBaby, dx May 2010 at age 28. Neo-Chemo AC+Taxotere, surgery uMx, 25 Tomo rads, more chemo Cisplatin+Vinorelbine. Dx 5/28/2010, IDC, 6cm+, Stage IIIB, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 6/3/2010 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 12/13/2010 Mastectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary, Left Radiation Therapy 2/19/2011 3DCRT: Breast, Lymph nodes Chemotherapy 3/31/2011 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Navelbine (vinorelbine) Surgery 7/12/2012 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap
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Mar 21, 2012 03:55PM NannaBaby wrote:

I just read the link... looks like it's for physically disabled. Not the "near death" disabled.  Ugh! So dumb! I'm gonna ask my psychiatrist and physiotherapist to see what they think.

I don't think an ill person who can't work work, should pay the same amount of income tax... CPP disability is only $900 ish a month! And private insurance only give 50-70% of your usual salary.  I have already missed a couple mortgage payments. And I have cancer friends who are losing their houses!!!

NannyBaby, dx May 2010 at age 28. Neo-Chemo AC+Taxotere, surgery uMx, 25 Tomo rads, more chemo Cisplatin+Vinorelbine. Dx 5/28/2010, IDC, 6cm+, Stage IIIB, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 6/3/2010 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 12/13/2010 Mastectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary, Left Radiation Therapy 2/19/2011 3DCRT: Breast, Lymph nodes Chemotherapy 3/31/2011 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Navelbine (vinorelbine) Surgery 7/12/2012 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap
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Mar 26, 2012 07:01AM CuterWCurves wrote:

Physical, mental, or ability challenged. It can apply with a wide variety of things... If insomnia, or arthritis count because they limit your ability to a quality of life... FILE!

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Mar 26, 2012 08:26AM leggo wrote:

If you are receiving CPP disability, yes you can. I've been applying for it for the last 6 years. Give Revenue Canada a call and they will advise you which forms they need filled out by your doctor. It makes a huge difference. This last time, instead of paying $300.00, I get $600.00 back.

"Once more into the fray... Into the last good fight I'll ever know... Live and die on this day... Live and die on this day." - The Grey
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Mar 26, 2012 08:33AM leggo wrote:

Sorry, computer shut down on me before I could finish. The medical forms that Revenue Canada requires need only to be filled out once. Unless your medical situation changes, that will be the only time you have to submit them.

"Once more into the fray... Into the last good fight I'll ever know... Live and die on this day... Live and die on this day." - The Grey
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Mar 26, 2012 09:27AM CuterWCurves wrote:

I have to note that they have a 5 year re-file so once every 5 years. The only exception to that is the under 18 seem to get till the year they are 18, and then they need to re-submit current paperwork.

That said it is 5 years going forward but put your Dx date as your start date even if it is 4 years or more in the past. They will then backdate 2 or 3 years for some benefits but you can file t1adj's that would go back to any years covered and they would adjust your taxes.

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Mar 4, 2015 07:35AM Lombardy wrote:

I have been taking care of a stage IV metastatic breast ca. daughter in her twenties for past four years, sadly she just passed away, I am wondering if it is worth applying for the disability tax credit, certainly for the past several months her treatment frequencies and dependency would seem to qualify but the program doesn't seem to fit ca. patients even though she couldn't live alone or work. Any recent experiences with this credit system

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Apr 7, 2015 06:48AM LynnefromAlberta1 wrote:

Hello everyone, I applied for CRA DTC and was denied today...which I suspected would happen.  The Canadian government does not want to give money out freely or easily.  I have had depression since 2002, has been fairly manageable, 2012 uterine cancer lesions full hysterectomy including ovaries, 2013 diagnosed with breast cancer, surgery to remove right breast and lymph nodes, chemotheraphy and hormonal treatment with tamoxifen.  I have every imaginable side effect.  My depression became so severe last November I was hospitalized for 32 days for making a severe attempt.  I have recently been approved for CPP Dis which helps, denied provincial AISH program.  My health situation is severe and prolonged which is the programs criteria.

Some people and advertisements especially on the internet make the approval for CRA DTC sound easy.  I am going to appeal and fight the good fight, no one I know has received this benefit, so all of my family, friends, collegues, etc. have contributed and would be in favour of my receiving the benefit.

It would be great to know who has successfully received this benefit and if they have any tips!  Advice?

Take care all, looking forward to hearing from you!

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Apr 8, 2015 05:22AM 208sandy wrote:

I am stage IV and had my dr. fill out the form months ago but was warned by CRA that only 1% of cases are approved - I am on OAP and CPP not disability as I am 69 years old and retired - I rent an apartment, don't have a car, am widowed and live on my OAP and CPP and a small amount of SS (late DH was American) - I worked all my adult life from 17 to 40 in Canada and was fully employed the whole time and this is what I get??? I am going to file in the next few weeks and see what happens but was warned by my onc and my PCP that unless you have only weeks to live they probably won't aprpove it - my PCP filled out the forms because my onc. will no longer do so as she feels it is costing her patients money (there is a $40 charge) and they are ALL being turned down. Just another joy of being stage IV.

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Apr 8, 2015 06:02AM slv58 wrote:

This is horrendous! I wish there was a way to make people more aware of the unnecessary hardships this unfair beurocrasy puts people through who are already going through very difficult times. I'm so sorry your going through this, hugs.

Shari

Shari "my clouds are always silver" Chemotherapy 1/22/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 6/6/2013 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel, Right Radiation Therapy 7/4/2013 Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery 3/9/2015 Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Chemotherapy 4/21/2015 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Gemzar (gemcitabine)
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May 14, 2015 06:35PM , edited May 14, 2015 06:42PM by Snowgirl63

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Dx 11/11/2014, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 12/15/2014 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel, Left Hormonal Therapy 2/14/2015 Femara (letrozole) Radiation Therapy 3/16/2015 Breast
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May 14, 2015 06:41PM Snowgirl63 wrote:

Get an advocate to help and you never get accepted the first time ... They don't make it easy. But the advocates know the right questions to ask to help you get the information and how you are functioning on the paper so that it does get approved. Apparently you have to be an expert on the language you need to use to qualify as well. It's so stressful just to begin with. I hope this helps.

Dx 11/11/2014, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 12/15/2014 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel, Left Hormonal Therapy 2/14/2015 Femara (letrozole) Radiation Therapy 3/16/2015 Breast
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May 15, 2015 12:23AM slv58 wrote:

Snowgirl, do you mean a lawyer or a patient advocate that hospitals have?

Shari "my clouds are always silver" Chemotherapy 1/22/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 6/6/2013 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel, Right Radiation Therapy 7/4/2013 Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery 3/9/2015 Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Chemotherapy 4/21/2015 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Gemzar (gemcitabine)