You could qualify for the Disability Tax Credit if you or a family member has sustained a back injury that has lasted over a year and affected your own or a family member’s ability to carry out the normal activities of daily living. The easiest way to ascertain eligibility would be to talk to an expert at Disability Credit Consultants: 1-855-752-0288.
There are many different types of back injuries. The back is an intricate structure of bones, muscles and other tissues extending from the neck to the pelvis. Back injuries can result from sports, work-related accidents, car accidents, falls etc. The lower back is the most common site of back injury. Two very common back injuries include herniated disks and fractured vertebrae.
The backbone is made up of 26 vertebrae. In between them and cushioning them are soft disks filled with a jelly-like substance. A herniated disk is a disk that slips out of place or ruptures. Fractures are often caused by high-energy traumas such as car crashes, falls from heights, sports accidents, etc. They can also be the result of osteoporosis, tumors or underlying conditions that weaken the bones.
There is no question that serious back injuries can have a severe effect on mobility and possibly other activities of daily living. As well, treatment for back injuries can be prolonged, depending on the severity of the injury. Treatment often includes bed rest, anti-inflammatory medicines, physical therapy or surgery.
The Canadian government recognizes the challenges faced by a family with a member that has sustained a back injury, and has incentives in place to reduce their tax burden. At Disability Credit Consultants we specialize in obtaining disability benefits for individuals and families supporting members with disabilities such as back injuries. If you are living with a back injury or are supporting a family member with a back injury, you may qualify for the Disability Tax Credit. There are several steps involved in claiming the credit, and certain conditions need to be met
Call Disability Credit Consultants at 1-855-752-0288 to find out more.