Complex situation with CRA, CPS about Disability. Who wants to help fight this?
So, we have a very complex situation. I have no idea what to do from here or who I should contact and who I should get involved. Should we contact, A lawyer? MLA? Trudeau? Please help with any advice.
We have FULL LEGAL CUSTODY of a child. In 2010 the child was apprehended by CPS of Saskatchewan. In 2012 I got Full legal custody, through Person of significant interest (since I’m a bio related family member) in courts.
We relocated to Edmonton.
From 2010-2012 I was able to claim this child for our taxs & CTB. I was receiving a monthly maintenance & child tax for the child. In 2012 the government changed the rules. Any child that received a maintenance from An agency was no longer allowed to claim a child on tax’s and receive any CTB. So, due to this change our monthly maintenance slightly increased. But we stoped getting the other benefits. ( Strange I thought but I never questioned it) that’s like taking away child tax because I get child support. Makes no sense.
In 2016 we finally received a very complex diagnosis for the child’s disability. We were then told by FSCD that we should be allowed to apply for disability tax credit and if approved we would get small financial help for respite etc & funds to help with care for the child.
We filled all forms, Dr filled all forms guess what? The child was approved for Child disability tax credit from 2010-2022 (we need to then reapply) because the disability is birth related we are eligible for back-payments.
Oh wait!! Stop……..No we’re not allowed back payments, were not even allowed to receive the CDTC for this child! Why?? Because we don’t get Child tax for the child because the law changed in 2012!!!! So now we get 0 to help this child. Except I may still get back pay for 2010-2012 only. As the governments states “The child was not in your care” …….”Wait what???””
-I have full legal custody since 2012 and court papers to prove and sent to CRA
-I bath, dress, care, medicate, feed, the child
-Take the child to school, drs, dentists the child has been in my home, my care 24 hours a day 7 days a week for the last 10 years
-At 5 I potty trained, taught the child how to speak, and everything else you can think of. This child would be non functioning if it wasn’t for my 110% commitment and care.
-Yes I receive a small maintenance amount (So like child support)
-In 10 years I paid for all dental, medical, school, beds, gifts, supplies, medications out of the maintenance any extra was out of my pocket. Because I’m the guardian! We don’t get any medical benefit from CPS or dental etc. So why am I not getting CTB? And now will not get CDTC?
-CPS claims they are legal guardians and haven’t terminated her guardianship but wait they have meet her and seen her once! Since she was 5!years old!?? And they state in my letter she is a foster child??? I’m so lost
This is absolutely not right and we need help fighting this but how? Please help. From Lost guardians of a lost child until she came into our loving care.