The Disability Tax Credit may be available to a person who is diagnosed with or supports a family member who has epilepsy. The easiest way to ascertain eligibility would be to talk to an expert at Disability Credit Consultants: 1-855-752-0288.
Epilepsy is a neurological disorder with varying degrees of severity. Some with the disorder lead close to normal lives; for others, their lifestyle is seriously impacted and compromised. For this reason it is difficult to make a general statement as to whether the family or family member would qualify for the Disability Tax Credit.
There are generally agreed to be three types of epileptic conditions. The first – symptomatic – is caused due to a neurological condition. The second – cryptogenic – is caused by brain damage. The third and most severe is idiopathic. Its cause remains uncertain.
Treatment usually involves taking anti-epileptic medication. Unfortunately, these drugs are known to have side effects such as nausea, a sense of disorientation, moodiness and lack of concentration. Since epileptics have no control when convulsions and unconsciousness can occur, and side-effects of medication are also debilitating, regular employment for epileptics can be difficult.
The Disability Tax Credit is available to Epileptics
The Canadian Government recognizes the potential severity of epileptic conditions and under certain circumstances offers financial assistance. One form of this assistance, the Disability Tax Credit, is where Disability Credit Consultants can offer a great deal of guidance and assistance since the application process is not straightforward. For example, having epilepsy qualify as a disability as defined by the Canadian Revenue Agency requires that it meet certain criteria. These include:
- It must impede the person from carrying out activities of daily living and impact their ability to live independently
- The condition must be present for 12 months or require 12 months for treatment
Having obtained the Disability Tax Credit on behalf of past clients with epileptic disorders, Disability Credit Consultants has the experience to be an efficient and effective representative on your behalf.
In addition, you can be assured that Disability Credit Consultants maintains the utmost professionalism and safeguards the privacy of its applicants at all times. They can also advise your family if you qualify for other government disability programs such as the RDSP or Registered Disability Savings Plan for their applicants.
Call Disability Credit Consultants at 1-855-752-0288 to find out more.