The Disability Tax Credit may be available to a person who has suffered an amputation. The easiest way to ascertain eligibility would be to talk to an expert at Disability Credit Consultants.
There are many reasons that a person would need to undergo an amputation. It may be necessary to amputate a finger, toe or even a leg or arm in order to prevent infection from spreading to other parts of the body. Sometimes a tumor necessitates the amputation. In every case, the decision is made to improve or even save the person’s life.
The Canadian government recognizes the trauma and difficulty a person suffering an amputation must face and provides tax benefits to individuals and even family members supporting an amputee. One of these benefits the Canadian government makes available is the Disability Tax Credit . It is applied against the income tax for amputees and sometimes family members.
Disability Credit Consultants can advise you if you qualify for the Disability Tax Credit
Medical texts suggest that amputation is typically recommended when there is any threat of infection spreading to other parts of the body, especially the heart. For example, gangrene, is an infectious disease for which amputation may be indicated. Gangrene is an infection that finds a home in open wounds and expands to the areas around the wound. Blood circulation impeding ailments and some cancers may also call for amputation. These ailments enable the gangrene to expand quickly and ultimately result in death.
If you have suffered an amputation you have likely had to deal with significant physical hardship. Perhaps the disability has restricted your movement; has compromised your mobility or ability to work or earn a living in some way. 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.
Call Disability Credit Consultants at 1-855-752-0288 to find out more