Does Agoraphobia, or Panic Attacks, Qualify for Disability Benefits?
Agoraphobia is an anxiety disorder illustrated by a fear of public and open spaces.
As knowledge and research on agoraphobia increases (along with a better understanding of mental illnesses), researchers have also linked agoraphobia with the development of panic attacks. A person’s agoraphobia (fears public places) is heightened by the thought of a having an anxiety attack in these spaces.
Victims with this panic disorder tend to avoid public places such as shopping malls, airports, and other similarly open spaces, limiting their independence and freedom. The signs of anxiety from agoraphobia can worsen over time, further afflicting a person’s liberty and peace of mind.
Thankfully, treatments for panic attack and anxiety are readily available in the forms of therapy and medication. Professional help can keep anxiety in check, making the panic disorder much more manageable and less debilitating on a person’s life.
Depending on the severity of one’s agoraphobia, panic attack treatments can vary in cost. To help alleviate further anxiety on you or your loved ones, The National Benefit Authority can assist in funding anxiety treatments through the Canadian disability tax credit.
Many differently-abled Canadians who qualify for disability benefits or savings plans, like the RDSP, forgo their disability tax refunds because of the complex and tedious application process.
The NBA specializes in the Canadian Disability Tax Credit, having guided over 40,000 Canadians in recovering the disabled tax credit they’re entitled to. We’ll work with you in determining your Disability Tax Credit eligibility, submitting your T2201 application form directly to the CRA, and assisting with your communication between you and the government.
Don’t allow agoraphobia and the fear of panic attacks to keep you from going out in public and enjoying events with family and friends. We’ll help you alleviate at least one anxiety – your DTC application and claim – so you can fully focus on your quality of life.