Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Disability in Canada
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common gastrointestinal conditions that affect people today. IBS is typically a chronic condition that impacts the digestive system.
Symptoms of IBS are uncomfortable, including constipation, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Abdomen inflammation is common with IBS; pain to the lower back, head, and stomach are infrequent symptoms.
The causes of irritable bowel syndrome are unknown, though research points to psychological factors playing a strong role. They can impede the nervous system’s ability to control the digestive system. Psychological treatments are usually recommended as IBS support, complemented by a combination of diet adjustments, exercise, stress management, and probiotics.
What are My IBS Support Options?
Due to the nature of irritable bowel syndrome, and the physical toll it can take on a person’s body, disability for IBS may be available through the Canadian government. The Canadian Disability Tax Credit is the primary option for financial relief for a person struggling with irritable bowel syndrome.
Many differently-abled Canadians, who are eligible for the Disability Tax Credit or savings plans through the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), don’t bother claiming the disability tax benefits they’re entitled to. They may be unaware their condition qualifies for benefits, or they simply can’t be bothered going through the tedious Disability Tax Credit application process.
How Can the NBA Help Me?
The National Benefit Authority is Canada’s largest disability tax service provider, having assisted 40,000 Canadians in successfully claiming disability tax refunds. Our in-house team of experts can help determine your Disability Tax Credit eligibility and assist with completing the Canadian Disability Tax Credit application (Form T2201). We follow up directly with the CRA, meaning timely submittals and approvals for our clients.
We can guide you through every step towards recovering your IBS disability, helping you maintain your standard of living and quality of life.