Benefits and credits toolkit
Author: Prosper Canada
Topic: Tax filing and benefits
Publisher: Prosper Canada
Location: Canada
Format: Toolkit
Content Type: Prosper Canada Toolkits
Publication Date: May 5, 2020

Benefits and credits provide income and financial support for many individuals. This toolkit contains information on common tax credits and benefits, benefits for specific populations, and practitioner resources including case studies and information on identification documentation for accessing benefits.

We are grateful to West Neighbourhood House in Toronto, Ontario for their contribution in the development of the practitioner resources in this toolkit and to Momentum in Calgary, Alberta for their content consultation support.

Latest update on May 5, 2020:
Worksheet resources in this toolkit are available as fillable PDFs. Please open with Adobe Acrobat Reader for full functionality.

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Common benefits and credits

Common benefits and credits

Resource links:
Benefits and credits for newcomers to Canada – Canada Revenue Agency
Benefit Finder – Government of Canada
Electronic Benefits and credits date reminders – Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)
Income Assistance Handbook Government of Northwest Territories
What to do when you get money from the government – Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC)

Benefits and credits for families with children

Benefits and credits for people with disabilities

Benefits and credits for people with disabilities
RDSP, grants and bonds

Resource links:
Canada Pension Plan disability benefit toolkit – Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)
Disability benefits – Government of Canada

Free RDSP Calculator for Canadians – Plan Institute
Future Planning Tool – Plan Institute
How to Start and Manage a Registered Disability Savings Plan in British Columbia – Registered Disability Savings Plan Action Group
RDSP – Plan Institute

Benefits and credits for seniors

Benefits and credits for seniors

Resource links:
Canadian Retirement Income Calculator – Government of Canada
Comparing Retirement Savings Options – Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC)
Federal Provincial Territorial Ministers Responsible for Seniors Forum – Employment and Social Services Canada (ESDC)
Retiring on a low income – Open Policy Ontario
RRSP vs GIS Calculator – Daniela Baron
Sources of income for seniors handout – West Neighbourhood House
What every older Canadian should know about: Income and benefits from government programs – Employment and Social Services Canada (ESDC)

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