What is Paralysation
Paralysis is the loss or impairment of voluntary muscular power. It can result from either disease involving changes in the makeup of nervous or muscular tissue or those that are the result of metabolic disturbances that interfere with the function of nerves or muscles. Paralysis may affect a specific muscle or group or region of the body or a larger area may be involved. When one side of the body is affected it is called hemiplegia, when both sides of the body are affected it is called diplegia and when only the lower limbs are affected it is called paraplegia.
Symptoms of Paralysation
Early symptoms of paralysis include changes in the level of consciousness, confusion, loss or coordination, seizure, changes in vision and weakness in arms or legs on one side of your body. It is most often caused by damage in the nervous system and especially the spinal cord. Strokes often lead to paralysis as well as trauma.
Available Treatments for Paralysation
There is currently no cure for paralysis itself. In certain cases, some or all muscle control and feeling returns on its own after treatment of the cause for the paralysis. Treatment includes physical therapy, occupational therapy, mobility aids, supportive devices, assistive technology, and adaptive equipment.
Eligibility Criteria for Disability Tax Credit for Paralysation
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 Paralysation
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.