How to apply - Disability tax credit (DTC)

How to apply

Digital application for medical practitioners

Medical practitioners may complete Part B of Form T2201, Disability Tax Credit Certificate using the DTC digital application. The digital application was updated to reflect expanded eligibility criteria for mental functions and life-sustaining therapy.

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Applying for the DTC involves the person who has the impairment and a medical practitioner who can certify the effects of the impairment.

Find a medical practitioner to certify your impairment

Medical practitioners who can certify impairments
Medical doctor All impairments
Nurse practitioner All impairments
Optometrist Vision
Audiologist Hearing
Occupational therapist Walking, feeding, dressing
Physiotherapist Walking
Psychologist Mental functions
Speech-language pathologist Speaking
Possible medical practitioner fees

If your medical practitioner charges a fee for completing the DTC application, you are responsible to pay it. However, you may be able to claim it as a medical expense on your tax return.

When to apply

You may apply for the DTC at any time during the year.

However, if you submit your application at the same time that you file your tax return, there may be a delay in your tax assessment. We will review your DTC application before we assess your tax return.

To avoid a possible delay, submit your DTC application before you file your tax return.

Fill out the application

Applicants and medical practitioners have 2 options to complete the DTC application:

Digital form

  1. Medical practitioner fills out the "Medical practitioner's section" (Part B)

    The medical practitioner answers a few questions about the effects of the impairment(s) using the digital form:

     Digital application for medical practitioners

    Types of questions
    • Basic information about the medical practitioner
    • Patient name and date of birth
    • Information about the impairment(s)
    How medical practitioners assess patients

    Medical practitioners use their best professional judgement when filling out Part B.

    They may base their assessment on:

    • the symptoms reported by the patient
    • their knowledge of the patient's medical history
    • their direct observation of the patient’s limitations
    • their knowledge of the effects of the impairment(s) as they relate to the patient's medical condition

    The CRA bases its decision about eligibility on the information that medical practitioners provide in Part B.

    After filling out Part B, the medical practitioner must:

    • print and sign the form to certify it
    • give the certified form to their patient to fill out Part A
    Tip: To keep a copy, save or print the PDF.
  2. Applicant completes the "Individual's section" (Part A)

    The person with the impairment or their legal representative completes Part A of the form, which they get from the medical practitioner.

    Tip: If you intend to transfer any remaining amounts of the credit to a supporting family member, indicate this in Part A question 2.
    Tip: If you want the CRA to adjust your previous tax returns, indicate this in Part A question 3.
  3. Send it to us

    Either the applicant or the medical practitioner may submit the form to the CRA. If the medical practitioner is sending it, they must mail it in.


Paper form

  1. Applicant fills out the "Individual's section" (Part A)

    The person with the impairment or their legal representative fills out Part A of the application:

     Form T2201, Disability Tax Credit Certificate

    Tip: If you intend to transfer any remaining amounts of the credit to a supporting family member, indicate this in Part A question 2.
    Tip: If you want the CRA to adjust your previous tax returns, indicate this in Part A question 3.

    After filling out Part A, the applicant gives the printed form to their medical practitioner to complete and sign Part B.

  2. Medical practitioner completes the "Medical practitioner's" section (Part B)

    The medical practitioner answers a few questions and completes only the impairment section(s) that apply to their patient.

    Types of questions
    • Basic information about the medical practitioner
    • Patient name and date of birth
    • Information about the impairment(s)
    How medical practitioners assess patients

    Medical practitioners use their best professional judgement when filling out Part B.

    They may base their assessment on:

    • the symptoms reported by the patient
    • their knowledge of the patient's medical history
    • their direct observation of the patient’s limitations
    • their knowledge of the effects of the impairment(s) as they relate to the patient's medical condition

    The CRA bases its decision about eligibility on the information that medical practitioners provide in Part B.

    After completing Part B, the medical practitioner must sign the "Certification" section on the last page.

  3. Send it to us

    Either the medical practitioner or the applicant may submit the form to the CRA. If the medical practitioner is sending it, they must mail it in.

Submit the application

There are 2 ways to submit a completed Form T2201, Disability Tax Credit Certificate, and any related documents to the CRA.

Online

If the applicant has a digital copy, they may sign into CRA My Account and select "Submit documents".

By mail

Send the application to 1 of the tax centres below. We recommend you keep a copy for your records.

Jonquière Tax Centre

Jonquière Tax Centre
2251 René-Lévesque Blvd
Jonquière QC G7S 5J2

Jonquière Tax Centre - 2251 René-Lévesque Blvd - Jonquière QC G7S 5J2

Sudbury Tax Centre

Sudbury Tax Centre
Post Office Box 20000, Station A
Sudbury ON P3A 5C1

Sudbury Tax Centre - Post Office Box 20000, Station A - Sudbury ON P3A 5C1

Winnipeg Tax Centre

Winnipeg Tax Centre
Post Office Box 14000, Station Main
Winnipeg MB R3C 3M2

Winnipeg Tax Centre - Post Office Box 14000, Station Main - Winnipeg MB R3C 3M2

The CRA aims to review your application and mail you a notice of determination within 8 weeks of receiving it. It may take longer if information is missing.

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