Psychosis Disability Benefits in Canada
Psychosis is a serious mental disability in which a person’s reality is replaced by delusions and hallucinations. A person suffering from psychosis is said to be psychotic, though the level of severity, or how deep the delusions go always vary on a case-by-case basis.
Causes of psychosis can be difficult to determine, as an experienced professional will need to assess if the person’s state has deteriorated into a mental disability. Some cases are more clear-cut, such as noticeable damage to the brain (through tumours, or substance abuse). Sleep deprivation and manic depression have also been linked as causes to the condition.
Psychosis symptoms, aside from delusions and hallucinations, may include:
- Difficulty concentrating
- Sleeping too much/not enough
- Unwarranted suspiciousness
- Withdrawal from family & friends
Psychosis treatment predominantly comes in two forms: medications and psychosocial interventions. Medications range from a plethora of antipsychotics that fluctuate in potency; newer medications like clozapine (Clozaril), olanzapine (Zyprexa), quetiapine (Seroquel) and risperidone (Risperdal) are proving to be even more effective. Psychosocial intervention can be tailored to the person’s condition, coming in the form of supportive psychotherapy, group therapy, and vocational counseling, to name a few.
How does the Disability Tax Credit work?
Psychosis can heavily dictate a person’s life and activities, as their mental state will keep them from experiencing what life has to offer. The mental disability distorts reality, making it almost impossible to live a normal life, express emotion and thoughts, or foster and maintain relationships.
To offset the costs of psychosis treatments and medications, psychosis disability is available in Canada in the form of the Canadian Disability Tax Credit (DTC). This disability benefit was designed to provide tax support for differently-abled Canadians, facilitating relief through disability costs that are unavoidable.
How can the NBA help me?
Unclaimed disability tax credits are very common in Canada; the DTC application process requires precise details and accurate paperwork from the client and their physician(s).
The National Benefit Authority was founded to navigate the logistics of the Disability Tax Credit application for Canadians in need. Rather than stressing over your Disability Tax Credit eligibility or amount, our experts can help. Whether you’re submitting a claim for the first time, or are looking for Disability Tax Credit retroactive claims, we’ve guided thousands of Canadians in successfully recovering their disabled tax credit.
We’ll work on your behalf to claim the psychosis disability benefits you’re entitled to, providing the time and support you and your family needs to manage the disability.