Canada Disability Savings Grants and Bonds
The Canada Disability Savings Grant is a matching grant program, which means that the government will match financial contributions made to your Registered Disability Savings Plan up to a maximum of $3,500 per year.
The Canada Disability Savings Bond is a contribution made by the government to lower income Canadians through their Registered Disability Savings Plans. People who are eligible for the bond could qualify for up to $1,000 a year, depending on your household income.
Child Disability Benefit
If your family is caring for a child under the age of 18 with a “severe and prolonged impairment in physical or mental functions,” you may be eligible for this monthly tax-free payment.
Canadian Pension Plan (CPP) Disability Benefit
This is a monthly payment available to qualifying individuals who: a) are under the age of 65; b) have made enough contributions into the CPP; c) have a mental or physical disability that regularly stops them from doing any type of substantially gainful work; and d) have a disability that is long-term and of indefinite duration or is likely to result in death.
Education Funding for People with Disabilities
This Government of Canada webpage provides information about programs, benefits and services available to assist post-secondary students to access education.
Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP)
An RDSP is a savings plan that is intended to help parents and others save for the long-term financial security of a person who is eligible for the Disability Tax Credit.
Non-Insured Health Benefits Program for eligible First Nations and Inuit individuals
This program provides coverage for a range of health benefits not covered by other programs, including medical supplies and equipment, prescription and over-the-counter medications, medical transportation, as well as mental health counselling.
On-Reserve Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program for Persons with Disabilities (RRAP-D)
Through the RRAP-D, the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation provides eligible First Nations members living on reserve with funding to modify housing to support the needs of persons with disabilities.
Veterans Disability Benefit
The Veterans Disability Benefit is available to eligible people who are current members or veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces or RCMP who have a diagnosed medical condition or disability and are able to show that the condition is related to their service.