One-Time Tax-Free Payment for Some People with Disabilities to be Issued Starting October 30, 2020 (Updated October 23, 2020)

On June 5, 2020, the federal government announced that some people with disabilities will receive a one-time tax-free payment of up to $600.

According to the federal government’s webpage, the payment will be automatically provided for people:

  • With an existing valid Disability Tax Credit (DTC) certificate
  • Who are eligible and applied for the DTC by December 31, 2020
  • Who are a beneficiary as of July 1, 2020 of:
    • Canada Pension Plan Disability
    • Quebec Pension Plan Disability Pension
    • One of the disability supports provided by Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC)
      • Disability Pension
      • Disability Award
      • Pain and Suffering Compensation
      • Critical Injury Benefit
      • Rehabilitation Services and Vocational Assistance Program
      • Income Replacement Benefit
      • Canadian Forces Income Support

For more information, see here.

Note that it can take up to 8 weeks for the Canada Revenue Agency to inform people of their decision regarding eligibility for the DTC.


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