The Disability Tax Credit may be available to a person or family member supporting someone diagnosed with significant sight impairment. The simplest way to ascertain eligibility for the Disability Tax Credit would be to talk to an expert at Disability Credit Consultants.
For ordinary people, the term blindness indicates the inability to see through their eyes. The definition of the condition as it applies for disability classification does, however, include people with some sight. In Canada and in many other countries the rule that applies is (6/60) and (20/200). This means that what a person with normal vision can see from 60 m, the one with significant blindness will see from 6m. Visual impairment is a significant condition, impacting every facet of a person’s life and their ability to carry out the activities of daily living.
Disability Credit Consultants helps the visually impaired receive the Disability Tax Credit.
Visual impairment usually occurs due to four major conditions:
A) Macular Degeneration
B) Diabetic Retinopathy
Some of these conditions can be treated with professional eye care and vision enhancement treatments.
The Canadian Revenue Agency recognizes that visual impairment is a condition that can severely impede a person’s ability to lead a normal life – or carry out the activities of daily living — and as such makes the Disability Tax Credit available to them. Since the Disability Tax Credit can be claimed retroactively for up to 10 years, approval for theDisability Tax Credit can result in a substantial tax credit, sometimes thousands of dollars.
Claiming the Disability Tax Credit, however, is neither simple nor straightforward. Disability Credit Consultantsare well versed in the process and know how to present your case to the CRA to maximize your claim.
Call Disability Credit Consultants at 1-855-752-0288 to find out more.