Canadian Disability Benefit Claims for Global Developmental Delay in Children
The development period between birth and adolescence is the most crucial time for a person’s growth. It’s in these early years children are absorbing, learning, and applying new skills and abilities across numerous fronts. A child’s early development will play a significant role in their future in some form or another.
Having said that, it’s important to remember a child’s growth greatly differs from one youth to the next. Some children grasp fundamental human skills quickly, while others need more time to catch up to their peers.
When a child’s development takes far longer than the average expected rate of development, then the child may have developmental delays. When these delays are persistent in all of a child’s abilities, including his or her motor skills, speech and language, cognitive skills,and social skills,it is referred to as Global Developmental Delays.
The symptoms of developmental delay in children can be physical or intellectual. They include problems with:
• Language & Speech
• Movement / Motor Skills
• Social & Emotional Skills
• Thinking / Cognitive Skills
Considering how crucial a child’s development is, as it can dictate their future, global developmental delays is classified as a disability by the Canadian government.
How Does the Disability Tax Credit Work?
To help offset the costs of extra care or special education, the Canada Revenue Agency provides disability benefits like the Canadian Disability Tax Credit and Child Disability Tax Credit for families coping with global developmental delays.
Despite disability tax refunds available for many eligible Canadians, unclaimed disability tax credits are surprisingly common. The DTC application process is long and complex, pushing people away from even submitting their T2201 form.
How Can the NBA Help?
The National Benefit Authority is Canada’s largest disability tax service provider, having assisted thousands of Canadians in successfully claiming disability credits. Our in-house team of experts can help determine your Disability Tax Credit eligibility, guiding you through every step towards recovering your unclaimed disability tax credit or Child Disability Tax Credit. Disability tax credit amounts vary on a case-by-case basis, but can be upwards of $50,000 per application!
You and your family have enough emotional and financial stresses to deal with. Allow the NBA to work on your behalf, helping your child flourish alongside their peers.