Myotonic Myopathy & Muscular Dystrophy Disability
Myotonic myopathy is a variation of muscular dystrophy, characterized by a variety of ailments including progressive muscle weakness, muscular contractions, clouding of the eye lens (cataracts), heart-related abnormalities, balding, and infertility. The condition is chronic by nature.
Myotonic myopathy is thought to be genetic in nature, caused by a mutation of a person’s genetic structure. It’s common for a person with myotonic myopathy to share the disease with their offspring.
While it’s the most common form of muscular dystrophy, myotonic myopathy affects only 2% of the world’s population. There’s no cure for the disease, and treatments are limited due to the widespread ailments associated with it. They can range from eye surgery to correcting cataracts, to medical support for cardiac conditions. Regardless of which treatments are needed, they must be consistent and frequent, as the disease is highly progressive.
The Canadian Disability Tax Credit
A person suffering from myotonic myopathy or muscular dystrophy will undoubtedly need to make changes to their life. Basic activities of living that we take for granted can become a challenge; simply opening a jar, driving, or playing sports may be limited, or avoided altogether. The inability to freely and independently enjoy everything life offers may become compromised for that person – but it doesn’t have to be.
Disability tax benefits, like the Canadian Disability Tax Credit (DTC), are widely available for differently-abled Canadians who qualify. These disability credits are designed to assist with the costs of additional treatments or support, helping differently-abled Canadians recapture their independence and quality of life.
Far too many Canadians who qualify for the DTC don’t claim the tax credit. Unclaimed disability tax credits are very common due to a tedious and complex recovery process.
How can the NBA help Me?
The National Benefit Authority is Canada’s largest service provider for the DTC. We’ve guided over 40,000 Canadians in determining their eligibility, completing their necessary paperwork (Form T2201), and applying for the Disability Tax Credit in a simple, hassle-free process.
Not only do we help Canadians collect their disabled tax credit for the current tax year, we can also help you recover any retroactive Disability Tax Credit refunds you may have been eligible for, for up to 10 years!