A Disability Tax Credit may be available to a person who suffers from Anorexia Nervosa, or a family member supporting a child or minor with this condition. The easiest way to ascertain eligibility would be to talk to an expert at Disability Credit Consultants.
Commonly referred to as an eating disorder, anorexia nervosa strikes mostly females of all age groups ranging from children as young as 11 to senior citizens of 60. It is a condition where a person resorts to extreme dieting and unhealthy practices such as purging, abuse of diet pills and other medications, all in the name of staying thin.
Disability Credit Consultants get those with Anorexia Nervosa their Disability Tax Credit
Anorexia nervosa usually manifests in one of two ways: the first is where the intake of food is restricted by over indulging in exercise. The second is where the individual with the disease resorts to binge eating, followed by cleansing the system by means of forced vomiting, use of pills, laxatives and enemas. In most cases, those suffering from this disorder refuse to seek medical help. Often it is necessary for a family member to intervene. Violent mood swings, hypothermia, brittle bones and drops in blood pressure are some of the effects of Anorexia Nervosa.
Treatment options include various diet supplements, nutrition counseling, MNT or Medical Nutrition Therapy and Psychotherapy. These treatments are often of substantial cost, and may strain the patient’s financial resources, and applying for the Disability Tax Credit may help significantly.
It is possible for individuals that have this disorder to become severely incapacitated. So much so that they are rendered incapable of carrying out basic functions of everyday life. In an effort to assist such persons and families, the Canadian government extends disability tax benefits in the form of disability tax credit. Since the Disability Tax Credit can be claimed back up to 10 years, approval for the credit can result in a substantial tax refund, some times thousands of dollars.
Before recognizing Anorexia Nervosa as a disability, if it is necessary to be so deemed by the patient’s 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 more about the Disability Tax Credit.