Frequently Asked Questions
Why use our services?
We have the medical and accounting expertise that is necessary to process your Child Disability Benefit application so that you have the highest chance of being approved. Our goal is to ensure that the experience is stress free, that your refund amount is correct, and that the funds are sent to you expeditiously.
Who is eligible for the Child Disability Benefit?
To be eligible for the CDB, a person has to have:
1. A severe and prolonged impairment in a physical and/or mental function
2. An impairment that has lasted or is expected to last continuously for at least 12 months
3. A disability that affects at least one basic activity of everyday life.
What are the medical conditions that qualify for the Child Disability Benefit?
The CRA does not publish a list of disabilities but hundreds of disabilities may qualify. You can refer to the Disability List on our website in order to see which disabilities may qualify.
Do psychological disabilities, like ADHD, qualify for the Child Disability Benefit?
Absolutely. Psychological disabilities, such as ADHD, Anxiety, and Autism, do qualify for the program.
What if my child is not severely disabled? Can they still qualify?
Certainly. If your child is "significantly restricted" in two or more basic activities of everyday life, then they may qualify for the CDB.
What is the Child Disability Benefit?
The Child Disability Benefit is a monthly financial supplement that is given to anyone under the age of 18 in the program. It is also retroactive up to 10 years and can result in a substantial refund.
Is the amount of the refund connected to the severity of my impairment?
The refund amount received bears no relation to the type or severity of the disability. The amount of the refund is based on a variety of factors, including: province of residence, marital status, and tax situation.
How do I get the refund for the Child Disability Benefit?
CRA issues the refund by direct deposit into your bank account or by cheque.
Is the Child Disability Benefit refund taxable?
No, this is a non-taxable amount.
What is the cost of using your services?
There is a $25.00 registration fee. No additional fees are incurred unless the application is successful and a refund is generated.