Chromosomal Disorders and Disability Benefits in Canada
Chromosomal abnormalities affect the number or structure of chromosomes in a person’s cells.
These disorders can either be numerical abnormalities or structural abnormalities. The former occurs when a person has one or more extra copies of a chromosome, or a missing one. The latter arises when part of a chromosome is abnormal. For example, part or most of the chromosome incorrectly links with another chromosome, or parts of the chromosome is missing.
Chromosome abnormalities can present well before birth; they can cause death to an embryo or fetus before conception. Other complications associated to chromosome disorder include intellectual disabilities, short stature, seizures, heart problems, or a cleft palate.
Genetic or chromosomal abnormalities are diagnosed through a blood sample analysis. Disorders relating to chromosome abnormalities – like Cri Du Chat Syndrome or Prader-Willi Syndrome – cannot be corrected, though some birth defects can be prevented. (Eg. Taking folic acid to prevent neural tube defects; screening parents for carrier status of certain abnormalities).
How does the Disability Tax Credit work?
The Canadian government recognizes chromosomal disorders as a disability, making disability tax benefits readily available to families managing the condition. The Canadian Disability Tax Credit (DTC) or the Child Disability Tax Credit are programs families can turn to for relief from these unavoidable disability costs. This disability tax refund is designed to help alleviate the financial and emotional costs associated with chromosomal abnormalities or other disabilities.
How can the NBA help me?
Having helped over 40,000 Canadians recover their disability credits, The National Benefit Authority will do all the diligent research and paperwork required for a successful claim. Many eligible Canadians struggle with the lengthy, and often confusing, T2201 form (the Disability Tax Credit certificate) and other necessary medical documents.
We can quickly determine your Disability Tax Credit eligibility, fill out the required disability tax forms, and follow up with the Canada Revenue Agency on your behalf.
Whether you’re submitting a claim for the first time, or you’re looking to recover Disability Tax Credit retroactive funds, our team is committed in retrieving every dollar you’re entitled to!