The Disability Tax Credit may be available to a person or family member supporting someone diagnosed with Bi-Polar Disorder. The simplest way to ascertain eligibility for the Disability Tax Credit would be to talk to an expert at Disability Credit Consultants.
Bi-Polar Disorder is a condition where diagnosed individuals undergo periods of emotional elation or overly active behaviors followed by periods of low moods and no activity. The disease has a strong genetic and hereditary connection.
Bi-Polar Disorder sufferers qualify for the Disability Tax Credit
Drugs prescribed for the condition include Depakene and Tegretol. Symptoms of the disease are lifelong and impact personal and professional relationships. The disorder is classed as being a disability if the condition renders the person incapable of carrying out some activities of daily living or restricts employment activities. It then qualifies for the Disability Tax Credit.
Many people do not know that the Canadian government provides tax credits and benefits to people with conditions such as Bi-Polar Disorder. It is, however, recognized by the CRA as an eligible condition for such tax benefits.
If you or a family member has Bi-Polar Disorder, you have likely had to deal with disability issues. If so, you may qualify for the Disability Tax Credit. Part of the process to claim the credit is to obtain a Disability Tax Credit certificate from your own doctor. If the disability has lasted more than a year, and you meet some other conditions, you will likely qualify.