Tax Measures Under Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

The Government of Canada provides a one-time[56], tax-free, non-reportable payment of $600 to help Canadians with disabilities who are holders of a valid Disability Tax Credit certificate, and are beneficiaries as at July 1, 2020 of any of the following: Canada Pension Plan Disability; Quebec Pension Plan Disability Pension; or Disability supports provided by Veterans Affairs Canada. Those who are eligible but never applied for the Disability Tax Credit, or holds a certificate that expired in 2019, must apply by September 25, 2020. Seniors with disabilities, who were eligible for the one-time seniors payment announced on May 12, 2020 (above), will also be eligible for the one-time payment to persons with disabilities. Those eligible for both payments will receive a total amount of $600 broken into 2 payments: (i) an additional $300 for seniors who received the $300 one-time OAS pension payment; and (ii) an additional $100 for seniors who received the $500 one-time payment for both the OAS pension and the GIS or the Allowance.

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