Financial Support & Tax Services
When an individual sustains a brain injury, there may be financial consequences for the family – especially if the survivor was the breadwinner. There are programs and services available to assist with financial challenges.
Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH)
AISH Information Line
The AISH program provides financial and health-related assistance to eligible adults with a disability. AISH health benefits and supplemental assistance may also assist a client's cohabiting partner and dependent children. Keep up to date changes and new information related to AISH and other funding resources: www.seniors.alberta.ca/aish/announcements.asp
Registered Disability Savings Plan
Helping people with disabilities save for the future. Canadian residents under age 60 who are eligible for the Disability Tax Credit can open a Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) and can also receive money from the Government to encourage savings.
Residential Funding Opportunities
Residential Access Modification Program (RAMP)
Enter: (780) 427-5760
Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program (RRAP)
Taxes (Disability Tax Credit)
Canadian Revenue Agency
The Disability Tax Credit (DTC) is a non-refundable tax credit that helps individuals with disabilities, or their caregivers, reduce the amount of tax they have to pay. The above website provides links to information on the DTC, the registered Disability Savings Plan, and other related information.
Who is eligible?
You, or your caregiver on your behalf, may be eligible for the Disability Tax Credit if:
• you are blind;
• you receive life sustaining therapy; or
• you have an impairment that affects one or more of the following basic activities of daily living—walking, speaking, dressing, hearing, feeding, elimination (bowel or bladder functions), or mental functions necessary for everyday life.
For more information about how to apply, go to www.cra.gc.ca/dtc or call 1-866-741-0127.
Taxes (for Seniors)
Canadian Revenue Agency
Seniors may qualify for several federal and/or provincial tax credits. Seniors eligible for the disability tax credit may also be eligible to claim additional medical expenses.
Visit the Canadian Revenue Agency: www.cra.gc.ca or 1-800-959-8281.
Seniors may be eligible to receive help completing their tax return through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program. Call 211 or visit the website at www.cra.gc.ca.
Kerby Centre offers a free tax return service for eligible seniors.
To be eligible to use the service:
You must be over the age of 65
Your only income is from Old Age Security, the Canadian Pension Plan or the Guaranteed Income Supplement
Your taxable income is less than the income limit established for this service
Contact 1-800-959-1110 or netfile on-line www.netfile.gc.ca/menu-eng.html.