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Ontario works and the Child disability benefit

Hi everyone, my sons doctor recently filled out the t2201 forms for him. The onset date is 2005.


We are Ontario works recipients and I am wondering what will happen with the retroactive payments if he is approved for the CDB.

Will I get to keep the CDB lump sum payment or will it be considered income?

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NOT INCOME
by: Anonymous

Hey there...the retroactive payments are NOT concidered income...you get to keep the entire amount...and ontario works can not touch it!!!

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CCTB and CDB
by: Anonymous

Hi there,

My sons who has autism spectrum dosorder was just approved to receive CCTB and the CDB. Retro date from 2004. My son is 11.

How do I go about getting a retro lump sum?

Thanks,

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To get CDB...
by: Anonymous

You have to submit a T2201 - Disability Tax Credit Certificate and submit it to Canada Revenue for approval.

Attach a letter saying that you would like to apply retroactivity for the Child Disability Benefit, and Revenue Canada will reassess your tax return for the previous 10 years or the onset year, whichever is more recent.

If approved, you will get a lump sum for retroactive CDB payments, but I'm still not sure how retroactivity would affect your (the parent's) income tax return.

I have reviewed the Ontario Works policy directives regarding the application of retroactive CDB payments as income or asset, and it's still not clear on how this money would be treated. I'd appreciate more factual information regarding this.

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My son is eligble for The Disability Benefit
by: Jennybear

I just found out good news that my son is elgible going back to 2009 to 2027 he is three and a half.. My question is the are going to pay Retro for the last almost 4 years do they direct deposit the lump sum into my bank account they put my cctb into each month or will they send a check out?
Also my son recieves ACSD does he recieve retro from them as well now that the government has approved him for the disability benefit? I just dont know much on this subject I need to know what my little boys entitlements are at this point,any help in this area is greatly appreciated,thanks and all the best....Jenny

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child disability benefit
by: Anonymous

Hello everyone
Here some information I know because recently I deal with that for my kids.
After you will receive notice of determination regarding your child disability benefit CRA will calculate automatically CDB for current and two previous years. Processing time is between 4-6 weeks. For years prior to that you need to send them a written request. The lump sum will be deposit in your bank account if you have direct deposit. Also you will receive this benefit with regular CCTB until your child turn 18 years old. After that you need to apply for ODSP.
Hope this will be helpful.

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Odsp CDB
by: Anonymous

I receive Odsp for my autistic son can I also receive CDB if I apply for the benefit?

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Retro pay ACSD and SSAH
by: Anonymous

hi my daughter was diagnosed with ASD at 2.5 years old. i did receive the tax credit and benefit from birth so was about 3 years worth. I have just now found out that she and my son with ODD are eligible to ACSD also. now does that go back to the diagnosis date in 2011 or would i just qualify for the months we applied? i used so much gas and and was unable to work for two year because i was on cal with the school with my son because they could not handle him. thank in advance

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Confused NEW
by: Anonymous

My son was recently approved for the child disability benefit because he has ASD. The govergovernment did the calculation for it and it showed up on the CRA website today but it only shows what the new monthly amount is not the whole past three years retroactive amount. Should I be concerned does this mean I don't automatically get the past 3 years? It says he is eligible for back to 2012... Even though his doctor should have said he was born with this since he was. I'm just really confused I was expecting to see the retroactive amount and now I'm worried.

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CDB retro payments and Ontario Works NEW
by: Anonymous

CDB retroactive payments are not considered income. But the interest accrued on the amount that is in the bank account is considered income. Ontario works needs to know how the money is being spent

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How far back NEW
by: Anonymous

How far back do they go. My son 14 years.

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disability benefit entitlement NEW
by: Anonymous

I believe that 10 years is the max. But it depends when the dr. believes the child became disabled or the type of disability. But when it is calculated, they give the first 3 years only. You have to write a letter asking for the remainder.

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Child disability benefit NEW
by: Anonymous

Hi my son just got approved for child disability benefit in the forms the doctor wrote 2012 he was diagnosed but cra only paid from 2016-2018 do I have to write a letter saying I want retroactive payments from 2012-2015 what should I write in the letter needed help

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Retro CDB NEW
by: Anonymous

Yes. You need to write a letter stating that you would like the rest of the retro payments from the time that the dr. set his disability from to present. It doesn't have to be fancy.

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Ontario Works and the Retro CDB NEW
by: Anonymous

The Child disability benefit is exempt in the month that it is received and then considered an asset the month following. Your asset level is dependent on the family size. The asset level has increased to $10,000 for a single OW recipient. Any money in your account over the allowed asset level will put you over but, the money must be spent wisely (keep receipts) as OW will want to know where your money is spent. If you are unable to spend the money to the allowed asset level, your OW will be suspended until you are at the level allowed.

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Confused momma NEW
by: Anonymous


My son was recently approved for the child disability benefit because he has ASD. The governmeng did the calculation for it and it showed up on the CRA website today but it only shows what the new monthly amount is not the whole past three years retroactive amount. Should I be concerned does this mean I don't automatically get the past 3 years? It says he is eligible for back to 2014 .

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Just looking for an answer NEW
by: Jess

Hi can you collect acsd and child tax disability?

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Acsd and child disability amount NEW
by: Anonymous

Yes you can collect ACSD and the child disability.

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DTC and Ontario Works NEW
by: Anonymous

If I got approved for disability tax credit for my 10 year old son. Will I get cut off ontario works for Retroactive lump sum of 17,000? It will be combined with my child tax.

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What OW does with the retro CDB NEW
by: Anonymous

I got my retro CDB benefit while on OW & what I was told was that OW will not touch your CDB benefit AS LONG AS you have spent it by the end of the claiming period (generally the 15th of the following month) & you submit a list of what you bought (does not need every little detail, you can lump stuff like groceries, take out, toys, gas/travel, etc) with the amounts (slightly rounded amounts are fine). & You'll need to keep all those receipts as they can ask you for them at any time down the road - best to file them in an envelope & title it CDB retro payment & the date.

As they can go back as far as 10 years (if you asked them to) it's really wise to have a plan on what you need & want, try to find out the amount in advance of the 20th.

Another wise idea is to plan on buying your child with disabilities items that support their disabilities that you can later claim on your taxes, or with ACSD (ie. braces, walker, specialized chair/bicycle, deep pressure equipment/items, learning equipment/items, etc). Anything that can support them with their disability, anything an OT or PT, or any specialist has suggested. My child with asd needed items that provided deep pressure; a trampoline , & weighted blanket - good quality expensive items, I could finally afford.

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Acsd back pay
by: Jocelynn

Does acsd go retroactively from date of diagnosis or dare application is received or date of approval

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Information NEW
by: Anonymous

Just wanted to give some insight on the DTC process for other people looking for answers. I applied for the DTC for my son who has ADHD and Developmental Trauma Disorder. His application was filled out by a child psychologist. From the date I mailed it out to the date it was approved (found out it was approved my logging into my CRA account, it shows disability information under 'Benefits') it was about 7 or 8 weeks. It took another few weeks for my CRA account to show the updated amount for my monthly CBD payment. It took about another week after that for them to calculate the last three years of retroactive payments and have it displayed on my CRA account. The psychologist dated the start of my sons disability as 2015,but for some reason you have to submit a letter requesting they 'release the benefits' if you're requesting benefits for beyond three years. This part of the process makes no sense, because in the original application it says the disability started in 2015 and it was APPROVED from 2015 until 2023 (when I will have to reapply) and yet I have to write them a letter asking them to release benefits that I requested and were approved for! Anyways, I am thankful that our application was approved the first try and the retroactive payment and future payments will be a huge help for my family. Hope this helped someone!

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