What is Hepatitis?
Hepatitis refers to the inflammation of the liver and can lead to severe health consequences. There are many different forms of Hepatitis include types A, B, C, D, E, and G. This article will explore the most common types of Hepatitis which include types A, B, and C. All 3 of these types are highly contagious.
Hepatitis A is caused by consuming contaminated food or water,
Hepatitis B is a sexually transmitted disease caused by having unprotected sex.
Hepatitis C is spread via direct contact with the blood of a person who already has this disease.
Signs & Symptoms of Hepatitis
Signs of hepatitis are very similar to flu type symptoms. These symptoms include experiencing a loss of appetite, fatigue, mild fever, muscle and joint aches, nausea, vomiting, and pain in the stomach. As the virus worsens signs include dark urine, light-coloured stools, jaundice, hives, itchy skin, and bleeding inside of your body. Jaundice refers to the yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eye. With regards to hepatitis B at least 30% of individuals with this type of virus show no symptoms.
Tests & Treatment of Hepatitis
In order to reduce your risk of infection it is important to wash your hands before and after handling food, practice safe sex, and avoid sharing personal materials which can come in contact with a person’s blood. These materials include needles, razors, toothbrushes, and nail clippers. It you are concerned that you have engaged in any of the above activities it is important to consult your healthcare provider immediately.
Blood tests are also very helpful as it can diagnose viral hepatitis infections. By detecting this virus early on, individuals can lessen the damage caused to their liver and prevent this virus from spreading to others. A vaccine is available to treat hepatitis A and B; however hepatitis C does not have a vaccine available as a treatment method.
Eligibility Criteria for Disability Tax Credit for Hepatitis
To be eligible for the Disability Tax Credit, you must have a severe and prolonged physical or mental impairment. Form 2201, the Disability Tax Credit Certificate, includes the following disability sections: vision, speaking, hearing, walking, elimination, feeding, dressing, and performing the mental functions of everyday living.
You must also be considered as markedly restricted in order to qualify. This means that you are severely impaired by the virus either all or the majority of the time and it must impair your day to day functioning. This form must be filled out by a qualified practitioner, such as a medical doctoror qualified practitioner.
How To Apply for Disability Tax Credit for Hepatitis?
To apply, our experts will assist you in filling out form T2201 where you will need to get your medical practitioner to complete this form. This will ask your doctor to describe how you are impaired by your disability. It is important to be descriptive in this section as a patient can be affected in a variety of ways by Hepatitis.
Disability Tax Credit Consultants at DCC can help to +claim this tax credit and collect up to $40,000 in disability tax credits.