Is Difficulty Feeding Oneself Considered a Disability?
Difficulty feeding oneself may be its own isolated challenge or a symptom of other disabilities or conditions: physiological challenges, psychological or behavioural conditions or motor or sensory impairments.
The ability to feed oneself is essential to a person’s independence and standard of living. Being unable to perform this basic life skill puts a person at risk if they can’t afford a caregiver or assistive device.
This is why the inability to feed yourself falls under the Canadian Revenue Agency’s definition of a disability. If you’re having problems feeding yourself at mealtimes, you may qualify for the Disability Tax Credit.
While difficulty eating is a disability, it’s challenging to determine if someone is eligible for the DTC without the proper documentation – which includes medical proof from your doctor, and the T2201 (Disability Tax Credit application) form.
The NBA can guide you through the DTC process, from determining your Disability Tax Credit eligibility, to helping you collect your disability tax credits. We’ll guide you through every step of the way and help you recover the disability benefits you’re entitled to from the CRA, and more importantly, return your independence and well-being.
Call us at 1-888-389-0080 to schedule a consultation.
Try our easy-to-use Disability Tax Credit calculator to discover how much money you may be entitled to recover.