Disability Benefits for a Person Diagnosed with ALS
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a neurodegenerative disease characterized by continual deterioration of motor neutrons.
These motor neurons, located in the body’s central nervous system, are responsible for controlling voluntary muscle movements. This is why the condition is recognized by medical practitioners as one that is fatal in nature.
Referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease in North America (after the New York Yankees’ famed icon who succumbed to the condition in 1941), ALS generally spares cognitive functions – except when ALS is accompanied by frontotemporal dementia.
Among the most famous people living with this condition today are renowned physicist Stephen Hawking, British historian Tony Judt, and guitar legend Jason Becker.
ALS obstructs a person’s ability to move his or her muscles, which can have devastating impacts on a person’s quality of life. Slowly losing the ability to perform basic motor functions, like feeding oneself or walking, affects a person’s quality of life and independence. While government-approved medications, as well as experimental drugs, are available to alleviate ALS symptoms and slow the pace of motor neutron degradation, the condition has no cure.
For people afflicted with ALS, keeping a positive mindset is understandably difficult. There’s no denying that an ALS diagnosis will radically change someone’s life – but that doesn’t mean their standard of living has to be compromised, too.
It’s that mindset The National Benefit Authority takes when we work with clients to recover the disability benefits they both need, and are entitled to. Disability benefits, like the Canadian Disability Tax Credit or savings plan, available through the CRA, are designed to help differently-abled Canadians maintain their standard of living & quality of life.
Rather than juggling complex Disability Tax Credit applications (Form T2201), and going back and forth with your family physician to determine Disability Tax Credit eligibility, the NBA can do the leg work for you. Our experienced specialists know the ins and outs of the Disability Tax Credit, and will use their expertise to relieve you of the stress that can come with the lengthy DTC application process.
You can view the glowing testimonials of the 40,000 Canadians that the NBA helped claim the disability tax refund they’re entitled to.
Whether you or a loved one is suffering from ALS, we have the resources and experience to recover the money you deserve, to preserve your quality of living.