What are RDSPs?
How do RDSPs affect eligibility for social assistance?
We have made several changes to social assistance to ensure that Ontarians with disabilities can benefit from the new RDSPs:
To further benefit Ontario Disability Support Program recipients, we increased the amount that they can receive as a gift or payment from a trust to $6,000 a year.
Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities:
For those receiving Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities, the government has changed the rules so that they will be allowed to take out as much money as they need from an RDSP without it affecting their financial support.
How to qualify for RDSPs:
To establish an RDSP, a person must first qualify for the federal Disability Tax Credit (DTC). To qualify for the DTC, a person must have a "severe and prolonged mental or physical impairment".
For more information: Visit the Canada Revenue Agency's website.
Or call the Canada Revenue Agency's general enquiry line: 1-800-959-8281 to speak with an agent; TTY service 1-800-665-0354.