Disability Tax Benefits for Dressing Impairment
Dressing impairment, or having trouble dressing oneself, can be a symptom of another condition, like dementia, where a person will need to be reminded to change clothes, or dress appropriately for the weather or occasion. The actual, physical inability to change clothes is the most common form of dressing impairment.
Being unable to dress oneself can be costly. Not only is the person wholly dependent on a caregiver’s assistance to change their clothes, that caregiver may be outside help who needs to be hired. These unforeseen, additional expenses can quickly add up. Additionally, a loss of independence and confidence quickly follows when a person can’t perform this basic activity of daily living.
Besides other mental conditions, dressing impairment is usually the result of a physical injury. Serious injuries leading to paralysis, such as spinal cord damage, requires a caregiver to assist with dressing; lesser injuries may still require assistance, as the person recovers from their injury.
There’s no real treatment to dressing impairment, apart from help given by family, friends, or a hired caregiver.
How does the Disability Tax Credit work?
The inability to dress oneself qualifies as a disability in Canada, making the Canadian Disability Tax Credit (DTC) available for people with the impairment. The DTC was designed to provide greater tax equity for differently-abled Canadians, and offer relief from unavoidable disability costs. Other taxpayers don’t face these extra expenses – the DTC helps cover these added costs as a financial and emotional safeguard for families in need.
How can the NBA help me?
Unclaimed disability tax credits are very common in Canada; the DTC application process requires precise details and accurate paperwork. The tedious T2201 form, and other associated disability tax forms, tend to dissuade people from claiming their disability tax refund altogether.
The National Benefit Authority was founded to navigate the DTC application for people who qualify for disability benefits in Canada. Rather than stressing over your application or eligibility, our experts will do the specialized research and groundwork for you. Whether you’re submitting a claim for the first time, or are looking for Disability Tax Credit retroactive funds, we’ve guided thousands of Canadians in successfully recovering their disabled tax credit.
We’ll work on your behalf to claim the disability credits you’re entitled to, providing the support you or a family member needs to help with dressing difficulties.