The Government of Canada has announced a one-time payment of up to $600 for persons with disabilities to assist with additional expenses during the pandemic. The Government will provide the payment automatically to some individuals. If individuals do not have a Disability Tax Credit certificate, or if their certificate expired in 2019, they should send an application to the Canada Revenue Agency. The application must by received by the CRA by September 25, 2020. The attached factsheet explains who may be entitled to receive the one-time payment and how to apply for the Disability Tax Credit.

You may be entitled to receive a one-time, tax-free payment of up to $600 to assist with additional expenses you may have during the pandemic. The Government will provide the payment automatically to individuals who:

  • Are holders of a valid Disability Tax Credit (DTC) certificate;
  • Currently receive Canada Pension Plan disability benefits or Quebec Pension Plan disability benefits; or
  • Are in receipt of disability supports provided by Veterans Affairs Canada.

About the Disability Tax Credit

Who is eligible?
You may be eligible for the DTC if one of the following applies:

  • you are blind
  • you receive life sustaining therapy
  • you are impaired in one or more of the basic
    activities of daily living—walking, speaking,
    dressing, hearing, feeding, eliminating (bowel or
    bladder functions) or mental functions necessary
    for everyday life

How to apply:

  1. You can apply by filling out and signing Part A of Form T2201, Disability Tax Credit Certificate
  2. Ask a medical practitioner to fill out and certify Part B of the form*
  3. Send the form to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) either by mail or online through “Submit documents” in My Account

*Your medical practitioner may charge you a fee to fill out the form.

The CRA can help you apply for this credit at no charge. For more information, go to canada.ca/disability-tax-credit or call 1-800-959-8281.

If you do not have a Disability Tax Credit certificate or if your certificate expired in 2019, you should send your completed T2201 application to the CRA. The application must be received by the CRA by September 25, 2020, to be considered for the one-time payment. The CRA will assess your application and send you a notice of determination to inform you of our decision.

Fact sheet about the DTC one-time payment