The RDSP is a savings plan first introduced by the Federal Government in 2008. This is the first plan of its kind in the world and is designed to help people living with disabilities to save and become more financially secure.
Below are some of the more common questioned asked:
Q. Who qualifies for the RDSP program?
A. Any Canadian resident under the age of 60 who have their Disability Tax Credit with The Canada Revenue.
Q. What are the benefits of the program?
A. There are $90,000 in government grants and bonds available over a 20 year period for those who qualify. As well, contributions grow tax deferred and are taxed at the plan holders marginal tax rates. Plus when you start making withdrawals from the plan, they do not impact any of your BC or Federal financial assistance programs.
Q. Are there any restrictions when I withdrawal the funds?
A. Yes. The Federal Government wants to ensure that this is a long term savings plan, so there are some restrictions on when you can withdraw the funds if you received government bonds and grants. However, if there are no Government contributions then withdrawals are not restricted.
Q. Are there restrictions on what I can spend my savings on?
A. No, you can spend the money on anything you want!
If you live with a disability, care for someone who does or are an advocate, you should take the next step and find out more about the RDSP program. The Savings and Estate Planning value to this plan are tremendous!
For more information, or to meet with an RDSP Specialist please call 778-478-9759 or e-mail [email protected]
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