On July 27, the #GOC passed legislation that will expand the one-time payment of $600 to include 1.7 million Canadians with disabilities.
Canadians eligible for the payment include people who have a Disability Tax Credit certificate or who, as of July 1, 2020, are recipients of:
· Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefits;
· Quebec Pension Plan Disability Benefits; and
· Disability supports provided by Veterans Affairs Canada
In addition, persons eligible for the Disability Tax Credit who have not applied yet will have 60 days to do so, until September 25, 2020.
The Government of Canada is providing a special one-time-tax payment to individuals who are certificate holders of the Disability Tax Credit (DTC) as of June 1, 2020, as follows:
$600 for Canadians with a valid DTC certificate.
$300 for Canadians with a valid DTC certificate and who are eligible for the Old Age Security (OAS) pension.
$100 for Canadians with a valid DTC certificate and who are eligible for the OAS pension and the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS).
People who are eligible for this special payment will receive it automatically.