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Mental Illness & Disability Benefits


How does one go about defining a mental illness in relation to disability benefits? As a rule of thumb remember that the term mental illness encompasses any and all mental disorders (psychological or behavioral patterns) which cause serious distress and hindrance to the affected person’s normal functioning.

If you find yourself a victim of a mental illness, you should know that people like you are not in it alone. In fact, mental illnesses are quite common and can come in numerous forms. The list of the common mental illnesses includes a variety of mental disorders such as GAD or Generalized Anxiety Disorder, PTSD or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety, and Panic Disorder.

While some mental illnesses are more serious then others, what remains common is the tendency for victims to try and conceal their condition. This though is a cardinal sin as it is imperative to seek out professional help before the mental illness becomes too overbearing.

What’s more is that having a mental illness could very well allow you to avail disability benefits from the government. These benefits come in various forms (such as grants and tax credit) and can greatly help you cope with your disability in an effective manner. After all, it makes perfect sense for somebody to avail the benefits he or she deserves.

Alas, research shows that many people shy away from the benefits they can avail as they find the entire process of claiming their benefits being either too mundane or/and too tiring. If you find yourself having a similar opinion, know that the National Benefit Authority or the NBA is here to help you.

We at the NBA have made it our mission to ensure that disabled persons receive the benefits they deserve from the Canadian government. By providing expert advice and guidance, we will do our best to ensure that you are able to receive disability benefits without getting stuck in the process.

All said and done then, if you still haven’t gotten in touch with us, ask yourself what is stopping you? After all, you can not let your disability rule all facets of your life.Instead, make the most of your situation by allowing us to help you get your benefits from the government.

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