Is Alzheimer’s Disease Considered a Disability?
Alzheimer’s disease, commonly referred to as AD, is one of the most common forms of dementia.
Discovered in 1906 by German psychiatrist Alois Alzheimer, AD is an incurable, degenerative terminal illness. Today, Alzheimer’s disease affects about 27 million people worldwide, and among those living with disease, most are over the age of 65 years.
Given the severity of this mental illness, AD is considered a disability by the CRA, qualifying people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease for disability benefits.
Becoming familiar and recognizing early Alzheimer’s is imperative, considering the degenerative properties of the disease. While symptoms may vary from person to person, certain signs are common amongst AD patients.
Signs of dementia symptoms include:
- Mood swings
- Language breakdown
- Long-term memory loss
Disability tax benefits come in many forms, but are all meant to assist people living with Alzheimer’s disease – as well as other mental or physical disabilities – in maintaining their standard of living. The Canadian government not only provides grants, but it has also added the Disability Tax Credit and other saving plans under Canadian disability benefits.
The information available about the Canadian disability tax credit, and other disability tax refunds, can be overwhelming, mundane, and cumbersome. Some find simply determining their Canadian Disability Tax Credit eligibility a daunting task in itself – especially when filling out the Disability Tax Credit application (Form T2201). These challenges, on top of any physical or mental disability, is what dissuades many from claiming the disability tax benefits they’re entitled to.
And that’s what we’re here for.
The National Benefit Authority (NBA) is committed to guiding and assisting differently-abled Canadians in attaining the Disability Tax Credit (DTC) refunds that have yet to be claimed. Our experts can determine your Disability Tax Credit eligibility and submit your completed DTC application straight to the agency.
Our clients already have enough to manage, so allow us to alleviate some of that extra pressure and stress by letting us work on your behalf. We’ve helped over 40,000 Canadians receive their Disability Tax Credit, as much as $50,000!