The Disability Tax Credit is a federal program that is a refund on federal taxes paid by Canadian with disabilities
Other health related income benefits programs, such as ODSP (Ontario), AISH (Alberta), Disability Assistance (British Columbia) are financial support programs, operate on provincial scale.
Being eligible for the Disability Tax Credit opens up more doors for other provincial programs and benefits. You can still access your provincial financial support refund from the ODSP, AISH or Disability Assistance while receiving Disability Tax Credit.
Moreover, the Canada Pension Plan (CPP), is administered by the Human Resources and Social Development department of the government and is the largest long-term disability pension plan of its kind in Canada.
The CPP operates as insurance, once a person contributes to the CPP during prior working years; he/she will receive a monthly payment that is determined based on the contributed amount.
What is the difference between the Canadian Disability Tax Credit (DTC) and other health related income benefits programs?