Benefit and tax credit programs for seniors and people with a disability

As you begin to think about your Income Tax return for 2018, you may want to check and see if you are eligible for any of these tax benefits.

And don’t forget, we run our own Free Income Tax Clinic beginning March 4, 2019.

Changes to your taxes when you retire or turn 65 years old

Some additional Ontario Tax Benefits include:

Seniors

If you’re 65 years or older, find out if you could get a tax credit to help with public transit costs.

You could get money to help with the cost of making your home and vehicle more accessible if you or your child has a disability that restricts mobility.

If you are 65+ years old and receive the federal Old Age Security pension and the Guaranteed Income Supplement payments, you could get up to $83 per month to ensure your income stays above a certain amount.

If you have high prescription drug costs and a low household income, you may be able to pay $2 or less for every prescription.

Find out if the cost of your prescription drugs are covered by the province.

If you are 64+ years old and own a home, you could get up to $500 to help with the cost of property taxes.

People with a disability

If you or your child has a long-term physical disability, you can apply for help to pay for some needed equipment and supplies.

You could get money to help with the cost of making your home and vehicle more accessible if you or your child has a disability that restricts mobility.

Income and employment support to help people with disabilities and their families to live as independently as possible in their communities.

Dental care services such as oral exams, x-rays, fillings and extractions may be provided for free to ODSP recipients and their family.

Find out if the cost of your prescription drugs are covered by the province.

If you have high prescription drug costs and a low household income, you may be able to pay $2 or less for every prescription.

To see all these programs and more, visit:

https://www.ontario.ca/page/tax-credits-and-benefits-people


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