Did you know?
If you have a dependant with a physical or mental impairment, you could be eligible to claim up to an additional $2,040 in certain non-refundable tax credits.
The family caregiver amount (FCA) helps Canadians with the costs of caring for a dependant with a physical or mental impairment.
To claim the FCA, the dependant must be:
- an individual 18 years of age or older who is dependent on you because of a physical or mental impairment; or
- a child under 18 years of age with a physical or mental impairment. The impairment must be prolonged and indefinite, and the child must be dependent on you for assistance in attending to personal needs and care when compared to children of the same age.
You may be asked to provide a signed statement from a medical doctor that provides information on the nature, commencement, and duration of the dependant’s impairment. You can claim the family caregiver amount for more than one eligible dependant.
For more information, go to www.cra.gc.ca/familycaregiver.