Financial Support & Tax Services

When an individual sustains a brain injury, there may be financial consequences for the family. These are a few of the programs and services available to assist with financial challenges. 


Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH)
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. 
1-866-477-8589
http://humanservices.alberta.ca/disability-services/aish.html

 

Canada Revenue Agency

Disability Tax Credit
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.
http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/dtc

 

Senior Tax Credit
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. 
1-800-959-8281
http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/sgmnts/snrs/menu-eng.html

 

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.
1-800-622-6232
www.disabilitysavings.gc.ca