Can you get Disability for Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is a physical disability characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, along with fatigue, sleep, memory, and mood problems. The chronic pain disorder regularly presents in people who are already suffering from psychiatric conditions such as depression or anxiety, make it a two-pronged attack on a person with the ailment.
There are numerous symptoms of fibromyalgia, the most common being joint pain, sleep disturbance, joint stiffness, as even bowel and bladder abnormalities. Fibromyalgia can be triggered by emotional distress, family conflicts, allergies, and physical injuries, so it goes without saying the condition leads to a hectic, stressful life. Time with family, as well as time spent working, can both be affected as a result.
What Help is Available to me?
Chronic pain disorders like fibromyalgia can take its toll on a person’s day-to-day activities. As the pain persists and worsens, even the most common tasks we take for granted – like getting up to use the restroom – become monumentally difficult challenges.
To combat fibromyalgia symptoms, the Canada Revenue Agency provides disability benefits to help maintain differently-abled Canadians’ standard of living. In the case of fibromyalgia, the Disability Tax Credit is one such program available to Canadians to offset any financial obstacles for chronic pain treatments.
Claiming a fibromyalgia Disability Tax Credit is tricky. The DTC application process can be lengthy and complicated, so a large number of differently-abled Canadians don’t submit a claim.
And that’s where we can help.
The National Benefit Authority specializes in all things related to the Canadian Disability Tax Credit. As Canada’s biggest service provider of the DTC, our in-house specialists are experienced in filling out the tedious paperwork (Form T2201), helping to determine our clients’ disability tax credit eligibility, and recovering previously rejected DTC claims. We do all the difficult, draining work for you, so you and your family can focus on your recovery, and what’s important to you.
The Disability Tax Credit amount differs on a case-by-case basis, though some claims can be upwards of $50,000 per application. Get the Canadian disability benefits you’re entitled to by working with the NBA!