A change in eligibility in 2017

A procedural change implemented by the CRA on May 2, 2017 effectively blocked all adults with type 1 diabetes from accessing the Disability Tax Credit or Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP). Following the procedural change, Diabetes Canada began partnering with JDRF, the Canadian Medical Association, Canadian Nurses Association, Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism and BC Diabetes to fight for adults living with type 1 diabetes.

Your advocacy is working, but there's still more to do.

By early 2018, more than 500 Canadians told Diabetes Canada they’d been approved for the DTC since December 2017. 

Take action now. Urge your MP to help make it easier for people living with diabetes to access financial support.

  1. Permit the time spent on all activites related to administering insulin (e.g. counting carbohydrates).
  2. People with type 1 diabetes should not lose their RDSP just because they cease to be deemed eligible for the DTC. 

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Tips for health care providers

Are you a health care provider wondering how to help your patient apply for the DTC? Here is a brief document outlining the eligible activities and answering some FAQs. A French-language version is available by emailing advocacy@diabetes.ca

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