Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP)
The federal Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) allows families and their children with disabilities to save money in a special account, tax-free, until it's needed.
This is much like how an RESP allows people to save money for education.
Community Services will fully exempt the Registered Disability Savings Plan contributions when calculating clients' eligibility for income assistance. (Contributions will not effect the amount of support a client receives.)
Clients will also be able to withdraw funds from the plan without affecting their income assistance payments.
Please note that this is a federal program: the Department of Community Services does not administer Registered Disability Savings Plans.