Do you have a disability?

If you suffer from any mental or physical impairment that affects your daily living then you may qualify for the Disability Tax Credit. There are no age restrictions to qualify. Please refer to the list of disabilities that may qualify.

How do I benefit as a family member?

We understand your needs as well. As a taxpayer who has supported a disabled family member, you are entitled to the benefits involving the Disability Tax Credit. As per Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), if your disabled family member is entitled to the Disability Tax Credit, the money can be transferred to you because you have supported him/her on a regular basis towards the basic necessities of life such food, shelter, and/or clothing. We can help you claim all or part of the disability amount on behalf of your disabled family member if you are related either by blood or marriage. Ideally you would have also paid income tax.

List of Disabilities

If you or a family member has any of the following disabilities, then get in touch with us today for a free consultation. The list below contains a few of the several disabilities that may qualify:

  • Addictions
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Agoraphobia
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Angina
  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asperger Syndrome
  • Ataxia
  • Auditory Processing Disorder
  • Autism
  • Behcet’s Disease
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chromosome Abnormality
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Pain Disorder
  • Colitis
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Cri-Du-Chat Syndrome
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • De Vivo Disease
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Developmentally Delayed
  • Diabetes
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dressing
  • Dysgraphia
  • Elimination
  • Epilepsy
  • Feeding
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gender Identity Disorder
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Glaucoma
  • Global Developmental Delay
  • Hearing Disorder
  • Hepatitis C
  • Huntington’s Disease
  • Hypermobility Syndrome
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hypotonia
  • Infantile Spasms
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Mania
  • Mental Illness

 

What Constitutes a Disability?

The term disability itself is subjective and the definition has never been straightforward. For the purpose of clarity the World Health Organization defines disability as “an umbrella term, covering impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions”. An impairment is a problem in body function or structure; an activity limitation is a difficulty encountered by an individual in executing a task or action; while a participation restriction is a problem experienced by an individual in general life situations.”

As per the above definition, defining a disability varies greatly for different individuals. Disabilities include those who suffer from physical impairments and mental restrictions; from a child who suffers from Autism Spectrum Disorder to an adult who suffers from Coronary Heart Disease. The most crucial thing to remember is to not focus so much on the name of the disability itself. As per Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), the significant aspect of qualifying for the Disability Tax Credit is the impact that your disability has on your daily life activities.

It is unfortunate that many Canadians who suffer with disabilities do not apply for these disability benefits because of the unavoidable complex issues that arise during the process and it becomes too time-consuming for the average Canadian who leads a busy lifestyle.

Having experienced professionals by your side drastically cuts down on the time spent dealing with the application process. We are only concerned with making this process as simple and easy for you as possible. Our claim specialists will consider all of the essential factors of your claim to ensure that you have the best chance of qualifying with your application.