What is Trigeminal Neuralgia
Trigeminal neuralgia is a chronic pain condition that affects the trigeminal nerve, which carries sensation from your face to your brain. If you have trigeminal neuralgia, even mild stimulation of your face — such as from brushing your teeth or putting on makeup — it may trigger a jolt of excruciating pain.
Symptoms of Trigeminal Neuralgia
Symptoms of trigeminal neuralgia include episodes of severe, shooting or jabbing pain that may feel like an electric shock, spontaneous attacks of pain or attacks triggered by things such as touching the face, chewing, speaking or brushing teeth, bouts of pain lasting from a few seconds to several minutes, episodes of several attacks lasting days, weeks, months or longer — some people have periods when they experience no pain and constant aching, burning feeling that may occur before it evolves into the spasm-like pain of trigeminal neuralgia.
Available Treatments for Trigeminal Neuralgia
Treatments for trigeminal neuralgia include medications such as anticonvulsants, antispasmodic agents, and Botox injections. Surgery is also a treatment and two common procedures are microvascular decompression and brain stereotactic radiosurgery.
Eligibility Criteria for Disability Tax Credit for Trigeminal Neuralgia
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 Trigeminal Neuralgia
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.