Is PTSD a Disability?
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a severe anxiety disorder illustrated by feelings of unease and apprehension due to the memory of certain past events. These lasting impressions, usually from a traumatic incident, deeply impact a person’s memories and emotions.
PTSD symptoms can be severe and life-altering, including:
- Re-living the event through nightmares or flashbacks
- Avoidance of the place or topic related to the incident
- Hyper arousal
The causes of PTSD have been linked to not only psychological trauma, but physical impact on the brain. The damage to the brain is caused by a pattern of adrenaline that triggers every time a memory of the event surfaces. Treatment comes in the form of both psychological and medicinal therapies.
The Disability Tax Credit & PTSD
PTSD is a severe disability that has a major impact on several areas of a person’s life. Constantly being tormented by past events robs a person of their peace of mind and well-being. Plus, the psychological damage can manifest into physical impairments, like losing sleep or hyper arousal. It goes without saying a person suffering from PTSD is limited in their capabilities of living a normal life.
The Canadian government recognizes these hardships, offering support through the Canadian Disability Tax Credit (DTC) program. This disability refund is designed to provide support for differently-abled Canadians who are facing unavoidable treatment expenses. Unclaimed Disability Tax Credits are very common in Canada. Many eligible Canadians aren’t aware of all disability benefits available through the government, or are too frustrated with the DTC application process.
How can the NBA Help Me?
The National Benefit Authority is a go-to resource Canadians can turn to when applying for the Disability Tax Credit. Our in-house specialists specialize in all aspects of the DTC: we’ll quickly determine your eligibility, fill out the necessary paperwork (Form T2201), follow up with your doctor and Canada Revenue Agency on your behalf for a fast and secure claim process.
Your Disability Tax Credit amount will vary based on the severity of your condition, but we’ll work towards recovering the maximum PTSD disability you’re entitled to!