Common conditions that qualify for disability benefits
Did you know half a million eligible Canadians don’t claim their rightful disability benefits?
In addition to being put off by the CRA’s complex application processes, many Canadians don’t realize that their chronic condition meets the threshold for the Canadian Disability Tax Credit (DTC).
Claiming your rightful Canadian disability benefits isn’t necessarily tied to the name of your condition, but how severely it affects your day-to-day life. That means severe cases of otherwise commonplace conditions can qualify, while mild cases of less common ones may not. In order to be eligible to qualify:
- Your condition causes severe physical and/or mental impairment.
- Your impairment has persisted or will persist for at least one year.
- A medical practitioner (including but not limited to your family doctor) must certify the severity of your impairment on your Disability Tax Credit application.
Source: Breaking Down Barriers report, Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology
Do You Qualify for the DTC?
Ultimately, it’s a matter of quality of life (QOL). For instance, here’s a list of common conditions that typically impact patients (QOL) enough to qualify for the Canadian disability tax credit and child disability benefit:
- Bi-Polar Disorder
- Crohn’s Disease
- Difficulty Walking
- Learning Disabilities
These are just a few of the numerous conditions that can affect your life severely enough to qualify you for the DTC. Don’t let uncertainty or fear of rejection keep you from the Canadian disability benefits that will make life easier for you and your family.
If you’re still unsure whether you qualify for disability tax benefits, contact The National Benefit Authority for advice about DTC eligibility and the application process. We’ve helped over 40,000 Canadians claim disability tax benefits up to $50,000 and we can do the same for you.
To see if you or your loved one with a disability qualifies for one of these disability benefits, you can fill out a T2201 form for the DTC.