Learn how to get the child disability benefit

The Canada child benefit payment includes the child disability benefit (CDB) amount.

You don't apply separately for the CDB. You apply for it when you apply for the Canada child benefit.

But to get the CDB, your child must already be eligible for the disability tax credit.

Getting the disability tax credit

To be eligible for the disability tax credit, you must get a doctor to fill out Form T2201, Disability Tax Credit Certificate. This form confirms that your child has a serious, long-term disability.

After the doctor fills out the form, send it to the (CRA).

The CRA must approve the disability tax credit for your child to be eligible for the CDB.

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