This article from the CBC last March discusses many important issues surrounding the Disability Tax Credit (DTC). The beginning of the article makes the current application process sound a bit scarier than it actually is. Other issues addressed in the article are very important to know about if you are thinking about applying for the DTC.
The discussion about “predatory practices” among for-profit consultants who assist with applying for the DTC is particularly important. It’s a good idea to understand whether or not you will be charged a fee for getting help applying for the DTC. Many for-profit organizations will not charge you upfront but will ask for a significant percentage of any money you qualify for by getting the DTC. Some non-profit and charitable organizations can do this for free so it’s a good idea to shop around when you are looking for help.