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How To Fill Out The T2201 Form, Medical Portion

October 14, 2014
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sclerosisOne mistake on the Disability Tax Credit application can result in being denied government benefits. Unfortunately, such an error may not be the applicant’s fault. The application, officially known as the T2201 Form, must be completed by a medical professional, either a physician or a practitioner. Too often a T2201 Form is denied because of an inaccurate medical evaluation. This is why it is important to ask the right physician or practitioner to help you complete the form.

Have you talked to a medical practitioner about filling out your Disability Tax Credit application? How did this conversation go?

When asking an individual to complete your Disability Tax Credit application, make sure you choose a medical practitioner who fully understands your disability. If you feel a medical practitioner is unaware of your daily challenges, make sure you discuss these details with him or her before the form is filled out. 

At the bottom of this blog post, learn how to secure the best doctor or practitioner to evaluate your disability. Before we get there, let’s explore the importance of the T2201 form.

Why is the Medical Portion of the T2201 Form Important?

When being considered for the Disability Tax Credit, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) must be made aware of your disability and how it affects your daily activities. If these details are not adequately explained by your doctor, the CRA is less likely to grant you the Disability Tax Credit.

To ensure your medical practitioner truly understands the full impact your disability has on daily living activities, create a list of obstacles you face each and every day. This will help you discuss your disability with a medical professional and equip him or her to fill out your application accurately.

Finding the Medical Practitioner Who Fits You Best

Depending on the type of disability you have, there are many types of medical professionals who can fill out the T2201 form. They include a medical doctor, optometrist, speech-language pathologist, audiologist, occupational therapist, physiotherapist or psychologist.

Finding the best medical practitioner is not limited to one person. It is possible to have more than one doctor fill out the form. Each doctor can lend his or her insight on your case. If the effects of your disability are broad, it may be valuable to consult many doctors who can adequately explain various impairments and restrictions.

Completing the T2201 Form Right the First Time

The T2201 form is important. It is also confusing. Take your time when filling out these disability forms. Be sure you fully understand the ins and outs of the Disability Tax Credit  and consider asking the medical practitioner or practitioners who know you and your disability best to help you apply. While it is possible to reapply for the Disability Tax Credit if your initial application is denied, it can save you time and energy if you complete the T2201 Form right the first time.

One way to increase your chances of filing a successful application is to work with benefit specialists from the National Benefit Authority. These professionals are able to simplify the application process and help you submit a quality application.

6 Comments. Leave new

Heather Mioko Sutherland
October 25, 2014 2:05 am

I want the Disability Tax Credit. Please grant me this benefit. My doctor’s comments are included and my Nurse Case Manager, ##### Of the Victoria, Health Unit also recommends me for this benefit. Her address is #####

My Doctor describes my situation as “This person is permanently disabled with paresis of lower extremities. She requires assistance twice a day in the home and twice a week for her exercise program as she is unable to walk.” signed ####, ….. dated 4/18/2013

If this is not satisfactory, please contact me at ####. Or contact my Doctor and my Nurse Case Manager. Please do not let time slide by again and please do not deny my coverage.

I couldn’t even get one of my doctors to fill out the form. They both told me that since my conditions are presently under control I would not qualify.

Hi I’m work 10 yrs tax income. doctor form and tax credit application.

Thanks.

Ali..

Deborah Sinclair
October 26, 2014 6:25 am

How can I be denied if I haven’t even started any paperwork yet?
I received an email only

Need help to get strated in appealing or start my claim over

Thank you..received..thank god I was a nurse previously,.. My Doctor stated ” I’m too busy. no time..I had organized everything myself and litterly begged him to take my papers home over last Xmas holidays..many people I talk to state MD will not do the T2200

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