You could qualify for the Disability Tax Credit if you or a family member has a bowel disorder that has lasted for 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.
Millions of Canadians suffer from bowel problems and disorders. Medical researchers divide the disorders into two types:
Functional bowel disorders where the bowel looks normal but doesn’t work properly are the most common. They include irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and constipation. The primary causes for these common disorders are many: eating a poor or low-fiber diet; not enough exercise; traveling or other changes in routine; stress, certain medicines (especially antidepressants, iron pills and narcotics).
Structural bowel disorders where the bowel does not look normal and also does not work properly include hemorrhoids, anal fissures, perianal abscesses, diverticular disease, colon polyps and colitis.
Depending on the severity of the bowel disorder, it can easily impact one’s quality of life and the ability to carry out the activities of daily living.
Symptoms of bowel disorders include: blood in the stool; a change in bowel habits, unusual abdominal pain, unexplained weight loss, fatigue. Causes of bowel disorders range from infections to genetic conditions and stress.
There is no question that a serious bowel disorder will affect an individual’s ability to carry out the normal activities of daily living. Treatment often includes bed rest, anti-inflammatory medicines, antibiotics and a limited or specialized diet, and sometimes even surgery.
At Disability Credit Consultants we specialize in obtaining disability benefits for individuals and families supporting members with disabilities such as bowel disorders. If you are living with a bowel disorder or are supporting a family member with a bowel disorder, 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 if you meet the criteria.