The CDB is paid as a monthly supplement to the Canada Child Tax Benefit (CCTB) and Children's Special Allowances (CSA) payments.
Not all children with disabilities will qualify for this benefit. Only children with severe and prolonged disabilities according to the Income Tax Act are eligible. The T2201 form, Disability Tax Credit Certificate, explains the eligibility criteria.
If you receive the CCTB but you have not filed Form T2201, Disability Tax Credit Certificate, for a child who may be eligible, you must get this form completed and signed by a qualified person. Send the completed and signed form to your tax centre.
If you have not applied for the CCTB for your child, but have already filed Form T2201, complete and mail Form RC66, Canada Child Tax Benefit Application, to your tax centre. The CRA will determine whether or not you are eligible to receive the CCTB and the CDB supplement.
For more information concerning the CDB, you can call 1 800 387-1194 or visit the following web site: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/bnfts/dsblty-eng.html.
The following publication is very interesting and lists the major programs and financial aids for families, especially families of handicapped children. It gives you information about various existing programs. You may consult the PDF file on the following web site: www.cra-arc.gc.ca/E/pub/tg/rc4064 or order the publication by writing to:
Ministère de la Santé
et des Services sociaux
Direction des communications
1075, chemin Sainte-Foy, 16e étage
Québec (Québec) G1S 2M1
Fax : (418) 644-4574
Please note that a fee of $5.00 is required for shipping.