InfoCapsule 6: Application form for the CDSG and the CDSB

From: Employment and Social Development Canada

Disclaimer: RDSP issuers

The information contained on this page is technical in nature and is intended for Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP), Canada Disability Savings Grant (CDSG) and Canada Disability Savings Bond (CDSB) issuers. For general information, visit the RDSP section.

Consult this page frequently for newer versions. The following laws and regulations take precedence over information contained in InfoCapsules in the event of discrepancies:

  • Income Tax Act
  • Canada Disability Savings Act
  • Canada Disability Savings Regulations

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To request the Canada Disability Savings Grant (CDSG) and the Canada Disability Savings Bond (CDSB), the holder must complete and sign the application form and its annexes if applicable.

Application for the CDSG and/or CDSB (ESDC EMP 5608E)

Section 1: Information about the beneficiary

Provide the required information about the beneficiary of the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP).

Section 2: Information about the holder

Complete this section only if the holder is not the beneficiary of the RDSP.

Note: for sections 1 and 2, names must be entered exactly as they appear at the Social Insurance Register.

Section 3: Declaration of refusal

Complete this section only if the holder does not wish to receive the CDSG or the CDSB for the beneficiary.

Section 4: Declaration and consent of the holder

The holder must read and sign this section for the application to be processed and to receive the CDSG and CDSB payments.

Section 5: Declaration and consent of the beneficiary


If applicable, complete and sign the required annexes and attach them to the application form.

Annex A: Joint Holder (ESDC EMP 5609E)

Annex B: Primary Caregiver (ESDC EMP 5610E)

Note: electronic signatures are not accepted.

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