Hypermobility Syndrome Disability in Canada
Hypermobility syndrome is a condition that affects a person’s joints, making them unusually flexible. While it may seem like a useful ability to possess (especially for gymnasts or athletes) moving and stretching joints beyond conventional limits can lead to serious joint and bone-related ailments.
A person with hypermobility syndrome is also known as being double jointed or disjointed.It’s that excessive, free movement of the body’s joints that leaves a person susceptible to injury, sprains, tissue deterioration, and more serious conditions like myalgia and arthralgia.
Common hypermobility symptoms include:
• Misaligned joints
• Abnormally shaped bone ends
• Connective tissue defects
• Frequent sprains
• Dislocations (especially of the shoulder)
• Increased joint pain
The compromised joints from hypermobility syndrome lead to unpredictable – and often painful – consequences when performing even the most rudimentary, everyday tasks. Left untreated, a person with hypermobility may struggle with day-to-day activities, compromising his or her confidence and independence. There are treatments offered for hypermobility, such as physical therapy to train joint movements and medications to reduce pain and inflammation.
Does Hypermobility Syndrome Qualify for Canadian Disability Benefits?
The Canadian government provides people with hypermobility disability tax benefits designed to offset the financial and emotional burden a disability can put on a family. Hypermobility syndrome disability can come in the form of the Canadian Disability Tax Credit – created for families to maintain their standard of living.
However, almost half of the Canadians who qualify for the DTC don’t submit a claim.
Most differently-abled Canadians find the Disability Tax Credit application process tedious, cumbersome, and complex. On top of their diagnosis, it maybe too much work to be bothered with.
That’s why The National Benefit Authority was founded as an easy-to-access, go-to resource people can turn to for assistance with the Canadian Disability Tax Credit.
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