The Disability Tax Benefit may be available to individuals who suffer from Social Anxiety Disorder. The easiest way to ascertain eligibility would be to talk to an expert at Disability Credit Consultants.
The CRA (Canadian Revenue Agency) offers benefits to people with disabilities such as Social Anxiety Disorder. Such benefits include the Disability Tax Credit. Unfortunately many people with Social Anxiety Disorder are unaware that their condition may be classed as a disability by the government and therefore do not claim the benefits that they are entitled to.
The symptoms of Social Anxiety Disorder can be emotional or physical. Emotional symptoms include a sense of apprehension and dread. The person can be irritable or find it difficult to concentrate. They sometimes experience a feeling of restlessness and anticipate bad things will happen. They are constantly on the lookout for danger signs. The disorder can also affect the person physically. For example, the heart rate could increase or the person might start shaking, experience tremors or twitches. Further symptoms include profuse sweating, muscle tensing, dizziness, headaches, fatigue, breathlessness and insomnia.
Importantly, there is a strong link between depression and Social Anxiety Disorder – these disorders reinforce each other.
The Disability Tax Credit is for sufferers of Social Anxiety Disorder
The treatment options for Social Anxiety Disorder include a variety of medications and psychotherapies. Examples of psychotherapies include Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Exposure Therapy. Antidepressants and benzodiazepines are the most common prescribed medications.
Those required to take medications or undergo psychotherapy for an extended period will no doubt incur financial obligations that could be defrayed by the Disability Tax Benefit. By applying for the Disability Tax Benefit, the person can ease the tension on his finances.
However, applying for the Disability Tax Credit is not a simple process. Disability Credit Consultants employs several experts who understand the nuances of applying for these benefits, and how to present their client’s case in the most favorable light. In addition, our consultants constantly update their knowledge of the various policies of the CRA, allowing them to better advise clients.
Before recognizing a Social Anxiety Disorder as a disability, it is necessary for the matter to be reviewed by the person’s own doctor.
Call Disability Credit Consultants at 1-855-752-0288 to find out more about the Disability Tax Benefit.