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Epilepsy in Children

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder defined by unprovoked seizures that result from disruptive brain activity. The unique condition primarily affects children, or seniors in the 60+ age demographic, though it can be diagnosed at any age.

An epileptic attack can lead to severe convulsions, and even a loss of consciousness. These unprovoked seizures severely impact a person’s quality of life, as a seizure could happen at any moment – this is no way for a child to live.

In kids, over half of epilepsy cases are idiopathic, meaning there’s no clear cause or visible problem in the brain. This makes epilepsy in children dangerous, as common seizure triggers can be as innocent as a lifestyle habit, or even choice of food.

Common seizure triggers for epilepsy in children include:

  • Fever
  • Missed medications
  • Lights
  • Brain disorders
  • Lifestyle/habits
  • Hormone changes
  • Food

Is Epilepsy a Disability in Canada?

Due to the severity of symptoms, disability for epilepsy can be available for kids through the Epilepsy Child Disability Tax Credit and Child Disability Benefit. Epilepsy disability benefits can provide anti-epileptic drugs or other effective treatments for epilepsy in children, finally granting them peace of mind.

The National Benefit Authority is Canada’s leading service provider for the Disability Tax Credit, including the Child Disability Tax Credit and Child Disability Benefit.

If your child is diagnosed with epilepsy, we can help you navigate the complex DTC application process, simplifying each step for a quick and stress-free claim. We have no upfront fees, and have now helped over 40,000 Canadians successfully receive their disability benefits.

Contact us for more information on the Epilepsy Disability Tax Credit, Child Disability Tax Credit, or Child Disability Benefit.