Eligibility of caregiver tax credit

To qualify you for caregiver amount, you dependant must be one of the following individuals:

 

  • The parent or grandparent of yourself or your spouse (including common-law partner) who is resident in Canada and is 65 or older in the year. Not eligible if the person is only visiting.
  • Your child or grandchild, whether resident in Canada or not, who is 18 or older in the year and depends on you by reason of his or her physical or mental infirmity.
  • The parent, grandparent, brother, sister, aunt, uncle, nephew or niece of yourself or your spouse (or common-law partner), who is resident in Canada at some time in the year, is 18 or older and depends on you by reason of his or her physical or mental infirmity. Not eligible if the person is only visiting.


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