The Disability Tax Credit may be available to you if you suffer from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, or support a family member who does. The easiest way to ascertain eligibility would be to talk to an expert at Disability Credit Consultants.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, also known as CFS, can occur at any age and can strike anyone, but is most common in females between 20 and 40. It is a physical disorder that is characterized by extreme fatigue and a state of constant weakness. This condition leaves you feeling so weak that even normal activities of daily living — dressing, eating and even getting out of bed seem difficult.
Other symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome are joint pains, muscle pains, sore throat, feeling extremely tired even after a good rest, and having trouble concentrating. These symptoms together can affect your personal and work life dramatically.
Disability Tax Credit for those with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Many theories surround the causes of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and research continues on this subject. One theory about the cause of this ailment is that it is viral. This is because some of the symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome are very similar to symptoms of a viral infection. Anemia is also considered to be one of the causes of this ailment. Some researchers have also suggested psychiatric or neurological reasons as triggering CFS. Other causes include allergies, sleep disorders, hyper-reactive immune system, and genetics.
The symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome can be long lasting. If you or a family member that you are supporting has CFS, you may be able to use the Disability Tax Credit to lower the income tax you are required to pay. Since the Disability Tax Credit can be claimed retroactively for up to 10 years, approval for the credit can result in a substantial tax credit, sometimes thousands of dollars.
The Canadian government recognizes CFSas a disability if it is so deemed by your own doctor. A further condition is that the disability has lasted more than a year.
Call Disability Credit Consultants at 1-855-752-0288 to find out if you are eligible for the credit.