What is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that can develop after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event, or learning that a traumatic event has happened to a loved one. DSM5 defines a traumatic event as exposure to actual or threatened death, serious injury, or sexual violence. Examples of trauma include being involved in a car accident, undergoing major surgery, experiencing natural disasters, violent crimes, community violence, and sexual abuse.
Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
One symptom of PTSD is thoughts. Thoughts that may come to mind include “its my fault it happened”, “I need to stay alert at all times to protect myself”, and “I deserved it. I’m a bad kid”. Physical sensations are also symptoms which include stomach-aches, headaches, muscle tensions, feeling amped up, and feeling detached from one’s body.
Available Treatments for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Psychotherapy is a treatment of PTSD which includes cognitive therapy, exposure therapy, and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). Medications are also a treatment which includes antidepressants, anti-anxiety medications, and prazosin.
Eligibility Criteria for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
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 Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
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.