Line 315 – Caregiver amount

If, at any time in 2015, you (either alone or with another person) maintained a dwelling where you and one or more of your dependants lived, you may be able to claim a maximum amount of $4,608 ($6,701 if he or she is eligible for the family caregiver amount) for each dependant.

Each dependant must have met all of the following criteria:

  • He or she was18 years of age or older
  • He or she had a net income in 2015 (line 236 of his or her return, or it would have been if he or she filed a return) of less than $20,343 ($22,436 if he or she was eligible for the family caregiver amount)
  • He or she was dependent on you due to an impairment in physical or mental functions or, if he or she is your or your spouse's or common-law partner's parent or grandparent, was born in 1950 or earlier


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