Am I Eligible for Disability Benefits if I’m Diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder?
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a prolonged disruption of personality function in people over the age of 18 years. BPD sufferers experience abnormal mood instability, leading to unstable interpersonal relationships, as well as an unstable self-image and self-identity.
As the personality disorder worsens, the more likely a person with BPD may disassociate themselves from their loved ones, or activities they once enjoyed. Allowing the disorder to continue untreated can have serious consequences, such as suicidal tendencies.
Treatment for borderline personality disorder are similar to cures for other mental disorders, either in the form of medication, psychotherapy, or a combination of the two. The treatment process for BPD is typically lengthy, especially in regards to psychotherapy.
What Support is Out There for Me?
Considering the nature of BPD, and the effects it can have on a person’s life – namely, disassociating one’s self with their loved ones, and the activities in life they ‘live for’ – there’s no denying their quality of life will be compromised.
The Canadian government has numerous disability benefits to support the standard of living of people with BPD and other differently-abled Canadians. Disability tax benefits for BPD can come in the form of the Canadian Disability Tax Credit – designed to ease the financial and emotional burden for people with BPD or other disabilities.
How Can I Claim the Disability Tax Credit?
The National Benefit Authority (NBA) is committed to guiding differently-abled Canadians in attaining the Disability Tax Credit and refunds that have yet to be claimed. Our experts follow up directly with the CRA, enabling us to efficiently determine your Disability Tax Credit eligibility, and submit your completed DTC application straight to the agency.
Our clients have enough to manage, so allow us to alleviate some of that extra pressure and stress by allowing the NBA to work on your behalf. We’ve helped over 40,000 Canadians receive their Disability Tax Credit, as high as $50,000 per application!