Sleep Disorder Disability in Canada
We’ve all encountered that grumpy person in the morning who didn’t get a good night’s rest. Now imagine that level of frustration stretched over many nights of inadequate sleep.
Sleep disorder, or somnipathy, is an ailment in which a person experiences interferences in his or her normal sleep cycle. While an abnormal sleep schedule doesn’t sound dangerous, sleep disorder can slowly grind away at a person’s physical, mental, and emotional well being.
Sleep problems can come in various forms, the three most common being insomnia, bruxism (involuntarily grinding one’s teeth while asleep), and Rapid Eye Movement Behavior Disorder (sleep disruption due to violent or dramatic dreams). There are a few treatments to manage a person’s sleep disorder, including behavioural or psychotherapeutic treatments, sleep medication, and even hypnosis.
Disability Tax Benefits for Sleep Disorders
Losing sleep may not seem like a relatively dangerous issue, but the potential consequences can have a dire impact on a person’s life. Lack of sleep may leave a person feeling grumpy and groggy every morning, likely lacking the motivation or strength to participate in activities they enjoy. Living up to their potential may be impossible.
For these reasons, the Canadian government recognizes sleep disorders as a disability, making disability benefits in Canada available to those combatting the condition. The Canadian Disability Tax Credit (DTC) is a program people can turn to for relief from unavoidable disability costs. This disability tax refund is designed to alleviate the financial and emotional costs associated with sleep disorders or other physical/mental disabilities.
How can I claim the Disability Tax Credit?
The National Benefit Authority is Canada’s largest service provider for the DTC. Having helped thousands of Canadians recover their disability benefits, we assist with all the diligent research and paperwork required for a successful claim.
We’ll help determine your Disability Tax Credit eligibility, fill out your Disability Tax Certificate (or the T2201 application) and other necessary disability tax forms, and follow up with the Canada Revenue Agency on your behalf.
Whether you’re submitting a claim for the first time, or you’re looking to recover Disability Tax Credit retroactive funds, our team is committed in retrieving every dollar of the sleep disorder disability benefits you’re entitled to!