RDSPs are savings plans that help qualified Canadians with disabilities enhance their long-term financial security.
The beneficiary of a RDSP must be eligible to claim the Disability Tax Credit.
Withdrawals can be taken at any age however they must begin by age 60. In addition you’re free to spend your RDSP money on anything you want. Neither the Federal or Provincial Governments have placed restrictions on how you can spend your RDSP returns.
The Federal Government will provide assistance in the form of a matching grant and/or a bond which can be paid until the year the beneficiary turns 49. The government will pay a matching Canada Disability Savings Grant of 300, 200 or 100 percent, depending on the beneficiary’s family income. For lower income families the Canada Disability Savings Bond will pay into the RDSP without any contributions being made.
Investment contributions can be made up to a lifetime limit of $200,000 and can be made until the year end of the beneficiaries 59th year. Contributions are not tax deductible.
Making room for your financial goals can be tricky but saving for the future – your future – should be your top priority.