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Crohn’s Disease in Children – Is Crohn’s Disease a Disability in Canada?

Crohn’s disease is an uncomfortable condition characterized by the inflammation of the digestive system’s lining. The disease can be chronic, affecting many digestive organs ranging from the mouth to the anus.

A result of both environmental and genetic factors, Crohn’s disease in children can affect various areas of the digestive system. The most common symptoms of Crohn’s disease in children include:

  • Water diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Weight loss
  • Loss of appetite
  • Delayed growth
  • Painful defecation
  • Rectal pain and/or bleeding
  • Nausea, Vomiting

If left untreated, children with Crohn’s can be susceptible to undernourishment, anemia, intestinal damage, and colon cancer. With such severe consequences, the government recognizes Crohn’s disease as a disability in Canada.

Can I Get Disability for my Child with Crohn’s Disease?

Crohn’s disability can come in the form of the Child Disability Tax Credit and Child Disability Benefit. These programs from the Canada Revenue Agency are designed to alleviate the stress for children with Crohn’s disease.

While there’s no cure for the condition, treatments control the disease by minimizing the frequency and severity of inflammation, inducing and maintaining remission, and preventing further complications. The Crohn’s disease Disability Tax Credit can fund treatments like aminosalicylates (an anti-inflammatory similar to Aspirin), antibiotics, corticosteroids, immunomodulators, biologic therapies, and nutritional therapies.

If your child is suffering from Crohn’s disease, we can help you claim the Crohn’s Disease Disability Tax Credit for your family, providing the financial support to treat the condition.

We can simplify filling out your Child Disability Tax Credit forms, positioning you best for a successful claim that can be worth up to $50,000 – contact The National Benefit Authority for more information.