Step-by-step instructions for filling out Form T2201

Before applying for the disability tax credit (DTC), you can answer a few questions to help you find out if the person with a disability may be eligible.

There are two ways to fill out Form T2201, Disability Tax Credit Certificate, to apply for the DTC:

Form T2201 is divided into two parts. Part A has to be filled out by the person with the disability (or a legal representative), and Part B has to be filled out by the medical practitioner. Both parts of the form must be filled out regardless of the option chosen to fill out the form.

Which medical practitioner can certify each section
Medical practitioner Can certify
Medical doctor all sections
Nurse practitioner   all sections
Optometrist vision
Audiologist hearing
Occupational therapist walking, feeding, dressing
Physiotherapist walking
Psychologist mental functions necessary for everyday life
Speech-language pathologist speaking

You are responsible for any fees that the medical practitioner charges to fill out the form. You may be able to claim these fees as medical expenses on line 33099 or 33199 of your tax return.

You can submit the form at any time during the year. By submitting your form before you file your tax return, you may prevent a delay in your assessment. Once eligibility is approved, in many cases, we can adjust your tax return(s) for all applicable years to include the disability amount for yourself or your dependant under the age of 18. We will review your application before we assess your tax return. Keep a copy for your records.

Digital application

Step 1 – Ask your medical practitioner to fill out Part B

If you and your medical practitioner think you may be eligible for the DTC, you can direct your medical practitioner to the digital application for medical practitioners (or go to canada.ca/dtc-digital-application).

This service allows your medical practitioner to complete Part B of Form T2201 by answering a series of questions which will provide the CRA with the information needed to determine your eligibility. At the end of the digital application, a PDF will be generated that your medical practitioner must print and sign.

Step 2 – Fill out Part A of Form T2201

Obtain the printed form from your medical practitioner and fill out the sections of Part A that apply to you. If you want us to adjust your tax returns, make sure to indicate it in question 3 of Part A.

Step 3 – Submit Form T2201

There are two ways you can submit Form T2201, as well as any related letter or document:

Keep a copy for your records.

Manual completion of PDF

Step 1 – Get Form T2201

Go to Form T2201, Disability Tax Credit Certificate, where you can either use the fillable PDF version or print a copy of Form T2201 to fill it out manually.

Step 2 – Fill out Part A of Form T2201

Fill out the sections of Part A that apply to you. If you want us to adjust your tax returns, make sure to indicate it in question 3 of Part A.

Step 3 – Ask a medical practitioner to fill out Part B of Form T2201

Take the form to a medical practitioner who can certify the sections that apply (see the table at the top of the page).

Step 4 – Submit Form T2201

There are two ways you can submit Form T2201, as well as any related letter or document:

Keep a copy for your records.

What happens after your submit your form

Go to After you send Form T2201 – Step by step process to find out how your application is processed by the Canada Revenue Agency.

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