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RDSPs: Free government money going to waste Almost half a million Canadians are letting money go to waste by not opening a Registered Disability Savings Plan.
Posted November 07, 2013

Imagine turning away $90,000! The funds in question are available to people with disabilities through a Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP.)

Sadly, only 14 percent of 500,000 eligible Canadians have applied for this free money by opening an RDSP account. Many are concerned that their disability benefits will be reduced or eliminated. However, virtually all the provinces and territories have agreed that receiving grants or bonds through the RDSP will not affect disability payments.

In order to be eligible for a RDSP the individual must qualify for the Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) Disability Tax Credit (DTC), which certifies that the person has a severe and ongoing disability. Form T2201has two parts; one is to be filled out by the applicant (or parent, guardian or caregiver) and the other by a health practitioner such as a doctor, psychologist or audiologist.

Once the DTC is approved by the CRA the recipient is eligible for an additional tax credit of $7,546 (2012) called the Disability Amount (line 316) if the beneficiary is over 18. It can be transferred from a dependent to a parent, spouse or common-law-partner. The DTC also makes one eligible for a refundable medical expense supplement for those with low income and high medical expenses.

Additionally, there is an under-18 tax credit of $4,402, which may be claimed by a parent or caregiver depending on other expenses such as attendant care.

Volunteer of the Year for the 2012 and 2013 seasons.
Volunteer of the Year for the 2012 and 2013 seasons.
Posted October 28, 2013

The Board of Directors of the Miracle League of Amherstburg proudly recognizes Bryan Dzombak as Volunteer of the Year for the 2012 and 2013 seasons.  Bryan's overall enthusiasm, positive attitude and willingness to help as a volunteer made a huge impact every game day at the Miracle Diamond.  Each and every Saturday, Bryan was one of the first to arrive at the field and one of the very last to leave at the end of the day.  Bryan worked tirelessly setting up, taking down, acting as umpire, back catcher, buddy, cheer leader,  and most importantly teammate for the Diamond Team.  
Bryan's genuine spirit of giving is a wonderful example to all who choose to volunteer and give of their time.    He is a true leader and a shining example  to us all.  Congratulations Bryan! 

Miracle League Closing Day, Halloween Fun Day
Miracle League Closing Day, Halloween Fun Day
Posted October 27, 2013

What a spooky spectacular day yesteday was to end another fabulous season of Miracle League baseball!! So many people to be thankful for again this season...volunteers, buddies, set-up and take down crew, announcers, umpires, pitchers, retail merchandisers, bbq staff, registration folks, buddy coordinators, fans, and so many more. HUGE thank you to the COACHES who always go above and beyond!!Special thanks to the EMS who volunteer their time each week to keep our players safe and join in on the fun. Another big shout out to the MOOSE LODGE for their donation of all the food yesterday and their time spent on the bbq...an incredible donation and so enjoyed by everyone!! Finally to the Players & Families....we are priviliged each week to have you join us a part of the Miracle League Family. You make each and every saturday an unforgettable day!! Stay safe over the winter months. We very much look forward to seeing you in the spring.

TROPHY DAY/HALLOWEEN PARTY INDOORS; OCTOBER 26, 2013
Posted October 26, 2013

ALL PLAYERS,

TROPHY DAY/HALLOWEEN PARTY BEING HELD IN INDOOR SOCCER FIELD.

HOPE TO SEE EVERYONE THERE!!!

 

 

HALLOWEEN BASEBALL
Posted October 23, 2013

"The Diamond team is asked to join us at the 2:30pm for baseball, trophy day, bbq and overall fun.   Although this is your "off" week we are hoping all Diamond players will be able to join us for the final day of baseball."

"Remember all players, volunteers and families, this is the final week of the fall season.  All are welcome to dress for Halloween and enjoy the activities for the day . RAIN or SHINE we will see everyone Saturday!!"