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My wife and I live together in Ontario jointly owned home.   She has a disability, recognized and approved by CRA in years past.   She is eligible and receives disability credit.

I am the caregiver.  How do I, spouse of CRA approved disabled wife, claim caregiver credit?

Thank you in advance 


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Hi @RAP, To claim this amount, you must indicate that your spouse has a disability.

To do so, follow this procedure:

1- On the "Left-side menu on the Interview tab", select the "Medical, disability, caregiver" section.

2. Then, on the right-hand page, click on the plus sign "+" icon on the right-hand side of the line "Infirmity and Disability amounts claims for yourself (line 31600)".

3. In the page that appears and the question, "Are you eligible for the disability amount on federal line 31600?" select "Claim disability amount" from the drop-down menu.

4. In the line "Does this infirmity provide entitlement to the Canada caregiver amount?". An answer to this question is mandatory.

5. If you are a resident of Québec, you must answer the following question: "Are you eligible to the amount of a severe and prolonged impairment in mental or physical functions on Quebec line 376?" You will need to select "Claim disability amount" from the drop-down menu.

Note that when the disability amount is being claimed for the first time, the Disability Tax Credit Certificate (form T2201) must be submitted to the CRA. You must also select "Claim disability amount (1st or new application)" from the drop-down menu at step 3 above.

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  • 1 year later...

I have similar issue for 2021 tax year. I have filled in disability information for spouse and no issues there. Live in assisted living facility so caregivers expense is higher than the maximum allowed but program is asking me to confirm that CRA has an approved T2201 for the spouse on the account for the spouse which I say :yes" to and which CRA does have as was approved late last year and was retro to 2019 so refunds 🙂 were processed automatically for past two years. This is first year that I am entering information in UFile for both disability and caregivers amount but program will not let me process electronically my return, says it has to be mailed even though I answer yes that T2201 information is already on file with the CRA.

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Found out that there is a income level threshold for the caregivers amount and because of exceeding it, am unable to claim. Changed to not claiming and return was processed without issue.
You can claim a caregiver amount of $7,276. Keep in mind, this amount is reduced by every dollar your dependant’s net income is more than $17,085. This means if your dependant’s income is more than $24,361, you won’t be able to claim this credit.

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