Are Disability Benefits Available for Colitis?
Colitis, or ulcerative colitis, is a condition that’s demonstrated through the inflammation of the colon.
The colon’s primary responsibility is the collection and disposal of waste created as a byproduct of digestion. Those wastes are pushed through the tube-like colon, moving the undigested food waste towards the anus for an eventual bowel movement. This brief illustration of the colon’s function makes it evident that an inflamed colon will cause a person serious discomfort and difficulty.
Colitis symptoms differ from one case to another, though there are some common signs, including:
• Abdominal cramping
• Frequent loose stools
• Persistent diarrhea
• Loss of control of bowel function
• Weight loss
There are numerous causes for colitis, though the most common are infections, inadequate blood supply, and autoimmune reactions. Colitis treatment comes in the form of medications that suppress the body’s autoimmune system, or in extreme cases, surgery.
What Options Are Available to me?
Ulcerative colitis disability benefits are available to Canadians with the condition through the Canadian government. The Disability Tax Credit is one such program differently-abled Canadians can submit a claim for to alleviate the emotional and financial strain of a colitis diagnosis.
Unfortunately, colitis disability isn’t claimed by many eligible Canadians. ‘Why do I need to put all this research and time into a disability tax refund I’m already eligible for?’ is one of the common queries our clients ask us every day.
The National Benefit Authority helps ease such questions and stresses when we work with clients to recover the disability benefits they both need, and are entitled to. Disability benefits, like the Canadian Disability Tax Credit or savings plan, are designed to help differently-abled Canadians maintain their standard of living & quality of life.
Rather than juggling complex Disability Tax Credit applications (Form T2201), and going back and forth with your family physician to determine Disability Tax Credit eligibility, the NBA can assist with your DTC application. Our experienced specialists know the ins and outs of the Disability Tax Credit, and will use their expertise to relieve you of the stress that can come with the DTC application process.
You can view the glowing testimonials of the 40,000 Canadians that the NBA helped claim the disability tax refund they’re entitled to.
Whether you or a loved one is suffering from colitis, we have the resources and experience to recover the money you deserve!