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6 Conditions for Payment of the Grant and/or Bond
This section explains
conditions under which
the grants and bonds
may be paid into an
For more information
please refer to the
Savings Act and the
Income Tax Act.
1. The beneficiary must be eligible to receive the Disability Tax Credit (DTC) and be resident in Canada in the year in
which the contribution to the RDSP is made (or, if applicable, the year to which the contribution is allocated) and in
the year (or years) to which a bond is payable, as well as immediately before the bond is paid.
2. In order for the grant or bond to be paid, an application must be made on or before December 31 of the year
the beneficiary turns age 49. In addition, for the grant, contributions must also be made on or before this date
3. The total of all contributions and ‘rollover’ amounts deposited to the RDSP of a beneficiary must not exceed
4. Not more than $70,000 in grants and $20,000 in bonds may be paid into the RDSP of a beneficiary during his or her
5. The amount of grant and bond entitlement for a given year depends on the beneficiary’s family income of the second
preceding tax year (for example, 2014 amounts are based on 2012 family income).
6. A beneficiary can be paid unused grant and bond entitlements from the past 10 years (starting from 2008 when the
RDSP became available) – if he/she met all eligibility criteria during those previous years. An application and a
contribution (if applicable) must be made on or before December 31 of the year the beneficiary turns age 49. The
matching rate for grants will be the same rate that would have applied if the contribution had been made in the
year in which the grant entitlement was earned. The amount of unused grant and bond entitlements depends on
the family income established for the particular year that the unused entitlement was earned.
7. Grants and bonds can be paid on unused entitlements up to an annual maximum of $10,500 for grant and $11,000
7 Payment of the Grant and/or Bond
The application for the grant will be submitted in ESDC’s electronic system by the issuer at the time of each
contribution. A new application form is not required for each contribution.
The application for the bond will be automatically resubmitted in ESDC’s electronic system every year by the issuer.
A new application form is not required for each year.
Unused entitlement to grant and bond for the last ten years (starting in 2008) will be calculated automatically, with
contributions allocated to highest then oldest matching rates that the beneficiary is entitled to.
This section clarifies
some of the
around the payment of
the grant and bond.
Up to and including the year that the beneficiary turns 18 years of age, the family income used to determine the
annual grant and bond entitlement is based on the family income of the primary caregiver (unless the beneficiary is
under the care of a public department, agency, or institution that is legally authorized to act on behalf of the
beneficiary and where the organization receives at least one payment in respect of the beneficiary under the Child
Special Allowances Act).
Consent to use, share, and disclose the personal information of the primary caregivers is required in order to
determine the amount of grant and bond for each year that the entitlement was generated. Annex B provides
additional details and will need to be completed to ensure that the information for the years up to when the
beneficiary turns 18 is available to determine the amount of grant and bond.
Starting in the year that the beneficiary turns 19 years of age and each year after this, personal information of the
beneficiary held by the Canada Revenue Agency is used to verify family income. This is true regardless of whether
he or she resides with or continues to receive support from their parents or guardians.
Should the plan holder ever wish to discontinue payments of the grant and/or bond into the beneficiary’s RDSP, the
‘Revocation of Request for Canada Disability Savings Grant and/or Canada Disability Savings Bond’ form available
at the issuer’s place of business must be completed, signed, and given to the issuer.
8 Your Privacy Rights
This section explains
why your information is
collected and how it is
used, shared and
protected. It also
explains how you can
access your personal
The information you provide on this form is collected under the authority of the Canada Disability Savings Act
(CDSA) and the Income Tax Act (ITA) for the purposes of determining eligibility for a Canada Disability Savings
Grant (grant) or Canada Disability Savings Bond (bond), (including for previous years in order to determine if there
are any unused grant and/or bond entitlements from those years), to calculate amounts payable and to administer
the grant and bond. Information may be used by and shared between Employment and Social Development Canada
(ESDC), the Canada Revenue Agency, and the issuer for the administration of the CDSA and the ITA.
The Social Insurance Number (SIN) is collected under the authority of the CDSA and Income Tax Act, and will be
used as a file identifier and to ensure an individual’s exact identification so that the beneficiary’s eligibility for the
Disability Tax Credit (DTC), residency and family income can be verified for the purposes of determining whether a
grant or bond may be paid. While eligibility for the DTC may be verified, information contained within the Disability
Tax Credit Certificate (i.e., the nature of the beneficiary's disability) will not be collected, used or disclosed.
Submitting this application is voluntary. However, if you refuse to provide your personal information, ESDC will be
unable to process your application.
The information you provide may also be used and/or disclosed by ESDC for policy analysis, research and/or
evaluation purposes of RDSP, grant and/or bond administration and/or design. In order to conduct these activities,
various sources of information under the custody and control of ESDC may be linked. However, these additional
uses and/or disclosures of your personal information will never result in an administrative decision being made
about you (such as a decision on your entitlement to a grant and/or bond).
Your personal information is administered in accordance with the CDSA, the Department of Employment and Social
Development Act, the Privacy Act, the Income Tax Act and all other applicable laws. You have the right to access or
request correction to your personal information kept in Personal Information Bank “HRSDC PPU 038”. Instructions
for obtaining this information are outlined in the government publication entitled Info Source, which is available at
the following Web site address: www.infosource.gc.ca. Info Source may also be accessed online at any Service
Personal information of the plan holder is used to verify their identity in the Social Insurance Registry in order to
identify the correct RDSP.
Personal information of the beneficiary is used to verify their identity in the records held in the Social Insurance
Registry in order to identify the correct RDSP. Where the beneficiary is not of the age of the majority, the holder
authorizes the collection, use, and sharing of the beneficiary’s personal information for this purpose.
Starting in the year that the beneficiary turns 19 years of age and each year after this, their personal information
held by the Canada Revenue Agency is used to verify family income as well as validate eligibility criteria. The
beneficiary’s consent to use, share and disclose their personal information is voluntary but if they do not consent,
the Government of Canada cannot pay bond starting in the year the beneficiary turns 19 years of age and the
maximum matching rate for grant will be 100% of contributions up to $1,000 each year.
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