What is Polycystic Kidney Disease
Polycystic Kidney Disease is (PKD) is an inherited disorder in which clusters of cysts develop primarily within your kidneys, causing your kidneys to enlarge and lose function over time. Cysts are noncancerous round sacs containing fluid. The cysts vary in size, and they can grow very large. Having many cysts or large cysts can damage your kidneys.
Symptoms of Polycystic Kidney Disease
Symptoms include high blood pressure, back or side pain, headache, a feeling of fullness in your abdomen, blood in your urine, kidney stones, kidney failure, urinary tract or kidney infections, and increased size of your abdomen due to enlarged kidneys.
Available Treatments for Polycystic Kidney Disease
Treatments include medications such as pain medication, blood pressure medication, antibiotics to treat urinary tract infections, a low-sodium diet, diuretics to help remove excess fluid from the body, and surgery to drain cysts and help relieve discomfort.
Eligibility Criteria for Disability Tax Credit for Polycystic Kidney Disease
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 Polycrystic Kidney Disease
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.