ASSISTANCE FOR CHILDREN WITH SEVERE DISABILITIES (ACSD) – ONTARIO MINISTRY OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH SERVICES
Provides financial help to parents to assist with some of the costs associated with caring for a child who has a disability.
A child must be under the age of 18. The amount of funding received is calculated based on the total family income and the outgoing costs associated with the disability.
CANADA CHILD TAX BENEFIT
A non-refundable tax credit for parents of children who are under 18 years of age at the end of the year.
Related programs by the Canada Revenue Agency
Provides grants for the following types of needs: clothing and footwear, food and basic household needs, medical, and personal development and recreation. Recipient must be a Canadian resident, and must be an individual or family in need of financial assistance.
CHILD DISABILITY BENEFIT (CDB)
The CDB is a tax-free benefit, paid monthly for families who care for a child under the age of 18 with a severe or prolonged impairment of physical or mental functions. The impairment must last or is expected to last for a continuous period of 12 months. The amount received is based on total family income.
DISABILITY TAX CREDIT (DTC)
The DTC is a tax credit that reduces the amount of income tax paid. To be eligible, a person must have a severe and prolonged mental or physical impairment that restricts his/her activities of daily living. This may include cognitive, vision and/or hearing impairment, motor restrictions, and the need for life supporting therapy. The impairment must last for a minimum of 12 months and be certified on a DTC Certificate (form T2201) by a qualified medical practitioner. The applicant will complete Part A of the form and the doctor or qualifies professional should complete and sign Part B of the form.
PRESIDENT’S CHOICE CHILDREN’S CHARITY
May provide financial assistance in the purchase of mobility equipment, environmental modifications, and time-limited therapy. Recipient must be 18 years of age or younger and have a physical or developmental disability. Family total income must be $70,000 or less. Families can re-apply for the funding every 5 years.
SPECIAL SERVICES AT HOME PROGRAM (SSAH)
Helps families who are caring for a child with a developmental or physical disability. The program helps families pay for special services in or outside the family home as long as the child is not receiving support from a residential program.