Multiple Sclerosis Disability Benefits in Canada
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a condition that affects the central nervous system, which is responsible for the body’s movements and balance.
MS impedes the delivery of messages through nerve fibers along the spinal chord. Under normal circumstances, these instructions are conveyed smoothly and quickly with the help of a substance called myelin. MS compromises the body’s myelin, interrupting the signals sent across the body, making it difficult for the person to control his or her movement and other bodily functions.
Signs of MS, which generally affects young adults, include:
- Extreme fatigue
- Visual problems
- Muscular spasms
- Emotional and cognitive problems
- Bladder and bowel problems
The exact causes of multiple sclerosis aren’t known, but it’s widely accepted that this condition is hereditary, or a result of environmental factors. While there’s no permanent cure for MS, treatments come mostly in the form of various medications. Alternative treatments for signs of MS are physical therapy or muscle relaxants.
If I have MS, can I apply for the Disability Tax Credit?
The physical toll MS can take on a person can affect numerous, basic activities of living. Extra treatments costs can pile up, and additional support may be needed if the person can no longer control their movements. Feeding, dressing, and general movement can become almost impossible; without the ability to perform these fundamental tasks of living, a person’s quality of life may become hindered.
To support Canadians in need, the Canadian government offers MS disability benefits to offset costs of pricey treatments or additional aid. The Canadian Disability Tax Credit is one program through the government that families combatting MS can turn to.
How can I claim my Disability Tax Credit?
While many Canadians are eligible to receive the DTC, unclaimed disability tax credits are extremely common – almost half of Canadians who qualify are not claiming it! Many differently-abled Canadians simply don’t bother filling in their Disability Tax Credit application, as the process may become complex and lengthy.
The National Benefit Authority was founded to streamline the DTC process for Canadians. We specialize in all things related to the DTC application process, from determining your Disability Tax Credit eligibility, to assisting with completing and submitting your application (Form T2201) correctly. Because we follow up directly with the Canada Revenue Agency on your behalf, you can expect a headache-free application process.
Don’t let the symptoms and signs of MS take away from you and your family’s quality of living – collect your MS disability tax credits through the NBA today!