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Archive for March, 2017

Community Highlight: My blindness is a gift – Shawn Marsolais

This article is posted with permission from Shawn Marsolais from Blind Beginnings. Throughout my childhood my family sat down to dinner together every night.  One particular dinner stands out in my memory as the day my life changed.  “You have

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How can the Disability Tax Credit help seniors?

Determining the appropriate care and assistance for our aging parents and loved ones can be daunting and nursing homes, retirement centres and care facilities can quickly result in concern for finances. Consider that some seniors qualify for the Disability Tax

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Your Disability Tax Credit application was declined – What’s next?

You collect your mail and see a letter from the Canada Revenue Agency – at last, it’s been weeks and you’re eagerly waiting for the CRA’s response to your Disability Tax Credit application. Friends and family told you about this

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Don’t overlook available disability benefits for your deceased loved one

“My dad was severely disabled. He passed last year. I cared for him leading up to that time. Is there any disability support for someone in my position?” – Carol in Winnipeg Nothing is certain but death and taxes. When a

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Community Highlight: WALK IT OFF Spinal Cord Wellness Centre Inc.

The National Benefit Authority advocates for an inclusive and accessible community. We believe it’s important to highlight and thank those in our community who are contributing positively to our people and making a difference. Our very first highlight is WALK

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Home caregiver dressing senior

Claiming attendant care medical expenses

A great challenge for some of us is figuring out how to support our aging parents, special needs children or spouses who live with severe illness. Some will inevitably seek attendant care – in the form of at-home assistance, full-time

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