Disability for Mental Illness
Mental illness is a comprehensive term that includes any and all mental disorders which cause serious distress, and affects a person’s normal functioning.
The list of common mental illnesses is extensive, and continues to grow as we understand more about the condition. Amongst the most prevalent mental illnesses we face today include:
Mental illnesses range in severity, though a common element among all of them is people with a mental illness often still try to conceal their condition. Mental illness isn’t a stigma as it once was; anyone facing a mental illness shouldn’t be afraid to seek professional help.
Treatment for mental illness is predominantly behavioural therapy, as well as medications.
Mental Illness Disability Benefits in Canada
The inability to express one’s true potential, and communicate comfortably with family and friends, can be an emotional drain for a person with a mental illness.
To support Canadians suffering from the condition, the Disability Tax Credit (DTC) for mental illness is offered through the Canadian government. This disability tax benefit is designed to provide disabled Canadians some financial relief for treatments used to cope with their disability.
But despite these disability tax refunds being accessible for many Canadians, unclaimed disability tax credits are very common. The DTC application process, including filling out Form T2201 (Disability Tax Credit certificate) and approval from a medical practitioner, can be tedious and lengthy.
How to Claim Your Disability Tax Credit
The National Benefit Authority has assisted thousands of Canadians in successfully claiming their disability credits. Our in-house team of experts can help determine your Disability Tax Credit eligibility, and walk you through your Canadian Disability Tax Credit application (Form T2201).
We’ll be alongside you every step of the way towards recovering your mental illness disability, helping you or a loved one find the support they need.