Disability Tax Credits and Benefits for Diabetes (Type 1)

• Up to $40,000 in Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) retroactive tax refunds
If you or a family member is disabled with diabetes, you may be eligible for retroactive refunds from your past 10 years of paid taxes – up to $40,000.

• Up to $90,000 when setting up a Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP)
For those taking advantage of the plan, the Canadian government will provide yearly financial support in the form of matching grants up to $3,500 per year and bonds up to $1,000 per year.

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HandyTax has had success in the past helping disabled Canadians with diabetes get retroactive disability tax credit refunds from the Canada Revenue Agency. Tax refunds depend on your personal situation and actual refunds can range anywhere below, $40,000. The entire process takes between 3 and 9 months to complete as communication between the CRA and your qualified practitioner are the source of the varying time periods to completion. If you suffer from diabetes, you may qualify for the Disability Tax Credit under more than one category, including, but not limited to, walking, dressing, feeding and mental functions.


Type-1 diabetes is a relatively common disorder that affects the pancreas and impacts how the pancreas makes insulin to regulate blood sugars and keep the body healthy and energized. In type-1 diabetes, the pancreas shuts down and stops producing this much-needed insulin, much to the detriment of the body, and causes lethargy, pain, a less-regulated and less-functioning immune system, and more.

If left un-checked, type-1 diabetes can lead to death in those who fail to adequately care for themselves. But the good news is that, while there may not be a cure or known cause for the affliction at the present time, those who live with it can live healthy and full lives if they effectively and proactively care for themselves and their bodies. Type-1 diabetes is a condition that can be overcome with commitment.


The causes and cure for type-1 diabetes aren’t immediately known at the time, although there are some hypotheses in the medical community. Some doctors hypothesize the causes involve a gene mutation of some sort, that forces the pancreas to stop working and the body to stop producing its own insulin.

Other doctors look toward environmental causes and factors in those who have some sort of genetic pre-disposition to type-1 diabetes, and believe that certain acute or environmental factors may work to exacerbate diabetes. It is typically found presenting itself in children between the ages of 8 and 15, though it has been known to affect those who are older, later in life as well.


Symptoms for type-1 diabetes are relatively easy to spot, though they must be noticed over a great deal of time to suspect a case. Symptoms include fatigue and lethargy that seemingly comes out of nowhere, as well as light-headedness that is the result of a loss of blood pressure and other issues related to a lack on insulin.

Symptoms typically come on relatively suddenly in young children in their early teen years, as they experience general fatigue and a slowing down of their mental and physical faculties. Symptoms can be checked at a medical doctor’s office to determine if diabetes is present, and what to do about it.

Those facing diabetes can live a perfectly normal, happy, and healthy life when they learn how to proactively care for themselves with insulin shots and general nutritional care and commitment. Diabetes is not a life threatening illness for people who are proactive and mature about it, and it can be overcome with maintenance even though there is currently no cure.