Does Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Qualify for Canadian Disability Benefits?
Also known as Post-Viral Fatigue Syndrome (PVFS), chronic fatigue syndrome is an umbrella term for a variety of debilitating disorders.
Chronic fatigue syndrome is characterized by consistent fatigue unrelated to exertion, and is not remedied by rest. Fibromyalgia is one such example of chronic fatigue.
The list of chronic fatigue syndrome symptoms is extensive, due to the breadth of debilitating disorders and includes:
• Widespread muscle and joint pain
• Cognitive troubles
• Poor immune response
• Cardiac problems
• Respiratory disturbances
The causes of chronic fatigue syndrome are hazy, though statistics show chronic fatigue is more common in people 40-50 years old, with women more susceptible to the condition than men.
What sorts of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome treatments are available to me?
Multiple treatment options are available for the broad spectrum of chronic fatigue syndrome disorders.
Treatments can come in the form of CBT or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Graded Exercise Therapy, or prescribed medications.
Another chronic fatigue syndrome treatment gaining steam is Pacing. Pacing is an energy management strategy thatstimulates behavioral change, but accounts for patient fluctuations in symptom severity.
How Can the NBA Help Me?
With the persistent pain that’s virtually unavoidable with chronic fatigue, there’s no doubt a person with the condition’s quality of life will be affected. Whether it becomes more of a physical condition (muscle and joint pain) or a mental one (depression), a person’s standard of living can be compromised.
In response to chronic fatigue syndrome and other physical and mental disabilities, the Canadian government provides disability benefits to help offset the financial and emotional burdens these families face. There are numerous Canadian disability benefits available, including the Disability Tax Credit (DTC).
The DTC is designed for differently-abled Canadians to preserve their standard of living, and enable them to enjoy their freedom and independence. While programs like the DTC exist, many eligible Canadians don’t claim their disabled tax credit. Some are unaware these programs exist, but most simply can’t be bothered with the lengthy, complex DTC application process.
So why not have The National Benefit Authority work for you?
The NBA is Canada’s top service provider for the Canadian Disability Tax Credit, having assisted over 40,000 Canadians recover their due tax credits. We work on your behalf, guiding you through the entire Disability Tax Credit application process.
We’ll assist with determining your Disability Tax Credit eligibility, educate your physician about the DTC, fill out the necessary paperwork (ie. Form T2201), and relay any information from the Canada Revenue Agency directly to you. All you should be concerned with is finding the appropriate treatment for your condition once your tax credit is claimed!
Disability Tax Credit amounts vary on a case-to-case basis, but can be as high as $50,000 per application!