A Disability Tax Credit may be available to a person who has ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. If you would like to know if you qualify for the Credit, call or make an appointment to talk to an expert at Disability Credit Consultants.
What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, known by its abbreviated form ADHD/ ADD is a neurological disorder that affects behavior and is eligible for disability tax benefits in Canada. Disability Credit Consultants are experts at helping Canadians get tax benefits for disabilities such as ADHD/ADD.
A person having Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder has bouts of attention difficulties and hyperactivity. Hyperactivity is the state where the person is abnormally active and excited. Some people are naturally more active and excited due their personalities. Sometimes, however, the problem is serious enough to impair activities of daily living and can be classified as a legitimate medical disorder for which a Disability Tax Credit can be claimed.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder symptoms often manifest quite early, at usually less than seven years. The disorder affects one in twenty children worldwide and is one of the most common psychiatric disorders in children. It is a disorder that has grown more commonplace over the last several decades. This disorder can be treated either by medication or through behavior conditioning. Significant research has been done on ADHD/ ADD and proponents claim that it can be diagnosed and detected as per a predictable pattern.
Is ADHD a Disability?
The symptoms of ADHD/ADD are chronic and childhood sufferers can carry the symptoms well into adulthood. If you have a family member such as a child that you are supporting that has ADHD, you may be able to use the Disability Tax credit to lower the income tax you are required to pay. Since the Disability Tax Credit can be claimed back up to 10 years, approval for the credit can result in a substantial tax refund, some times thousands of dollars.
Fortunately, the Canadian government will recognize Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder as a disability, if it is so deemed by the patient’s own doctor. A further condition is that the disability has lasted more than a year.
Call Disability Credit Consultants at 1-855-752-0288 to find out if you are eligible for the credit.