What is it?
The Government of Canada introduced the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) in 2008 to provide financial security for individuals with disabilities. The plan allows a person who is eligible for the federal disability tax credit to accumulate up to $200,000 in contributions on a tax-deferred basis.
Who is eligible? To qualify for a RDSP, a beneficiary must:
Be a Canadian resident
Have a valid Social Insurance Number (SIN)
Be less than 60 years of age
Be eligible for the Disability Tax Credit (DTC)
Earnings grow tax-free while held in the plan. The federal government matches up to 30% through grants and extra funding for low-income families. There are two funding programs to help you save: the Canada Disability Savings Grant (CDSG) and the Canada Disability Savings Bond (CDSB).
Contact a 3i Financial Advisor today to see how an RDSP can help your loved ones.