CASDA has written and presented extensively on the injustices around the Disability Tax Credit (DTC) (see here, for example).
The Hon. Senator Jim Munson took a stand this week during the approval of Bill C-20 on DTC fairness.
Watch this video and listen to Senator Munson mention both CASDA’s call for the overhaul of the DTC (4:50) and quotes from CASDA Board Member Rebekah Kintzinger’s letter to the COVID-19 Disability Advocacy Committee (DAC) (5:00).
As the DTC is being used as the gateway for many other financial benefits, it is only right that it is applied consistently and fairly for autistic Canadians. The nonrefundable design, a lack of clarity of eligibility criteria, and an overly complicated application process create barriers for many on the spectrum.
Autistic people’s rights are human rights.