What is Ileostomy
An ileostomy is a surgical procedure that involves the removing of the large intestine or colon and sometimes the rectum. The end of remaining small intestine is then cut and brought to the surface and forms a stoma. The ileostomy may be temporary or permanent. Common diseases that result with an ileostomy are Crohn’s disease, Cancerous growths and ulcerative colitis. After the procedure waste matter reaches the ileum as liquid so a bag like device is worn after surgery to collect it.
Symptoms of Ileostomy
Various complications can develop during or soon after the operation. Obstruction may occur because sometimes the ileostomy dos not function for short periods of time after surgery. Dehydration may also occur because the large intestine has been removed and is not there to absorb water from food waste. Rectal discharge may also occur after surgery as a form of liquid mucus and can vary from a clear “egg white” to a sticky, glue-like consistency.
Available Treatments for Ileostomy
Ileostomy is a treatment itself considering it is a surgery. It is a surgery for the bowel or a treatment for the bowel to treat various types of cancers such as cancer of the colon or rectum. It is also a treatment for an injury to the small or large intestine and for inflammatory bowel disease.
Eligibility Criteria for Disability Tax Credit for Ileostomy
To be eligible for this tax credit, a person must be impaired for over the period of one full year. They can also be eligible if they have difficulty in one of the following daily life activities, such as walking. For a walking impairment, the patient must be unable to walk 100m (a city block) or it must take them an inordinate amount of time (3 times longer than normal) to do so due to shortness of breath.
How To Apply for Disability Tax Credit for Ileostomy
To apply for this tax credit Form 2201 entitled “Disability Tax Credit Certificate” it must be completed by a registered medical practitioner. This tax credit is only available to those who have taxes payable. This form must be completed by a registered medical practitioner. Qualified registered medical practitioners include a medical doctor, physiotherapist, optometrist, psychologist, occupational therapist, speech-language pathologist, and audiologist.
How DCC Can Help Claim Tax Credit
Disability Tax Credit Consultants at DCC can help to claim this tax credit and collect up to $40,000 in disability tax credits.