Can you get Disability for Schizophrenia?
Schizophrenia is a mental disability that implants delusional thoughts into a person’s mind, leading to disorganized speech and thinking, as well as severe social dysfunction.
Hallucinations can become extremely uncomfortable, leaving a person at a loss of their normal thinking and communication. Left unchecked, it has the potency to dominate multiple facets of a person’s life and well-being.
Causes of schizophrenia are widespread, linked to genetics, the person’s environment, drug use, and chemical imbalances in the brain. Schizophrenia symptoms are characterized by problems with cognition, behaviour, and emotions, including:
- Disorganized thinking (speech)
- Extremely disorganized or abnormal motor behaviour
- Lack of ability to function normally (eg. Appear to lack emotion)
Symptoms of schizophrenia in men usually start in the early to mid-20’s; in women, symptoms appear in the late 20’s. It’s very uncommon for children to be diagnosed with the disability, and is rarely found in people over the age of 45. Treatment for schizophrenia primarily comes in the form of medication – to subdue any chemical imbalances, or social interventions, and therapies.
How does the Disability Tax Credit help?
Schizophrenia can heavily impact a person’s ability to live a normal life, as the condition distorts their reality. People who’ve left their condition untreated are unable to distinguish what’s real with what isn’t, stuck in limbo that no one can empathize with. As a result, a person may become trapped in their own mind – and they may not even realize it.
To offset the costs of therapies and medications for schizophrenia, support is available in the form of the Canadian Disability Tax Credit (DTC). This program was designed to reduce the amount of tax you owe and can result in a tax refund, facilitating relief for unavoidable expenses for disability treatments.
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. The T2201 application and other associated disability tax forms tend to dissuade people from claiming their disability credits altogether.
The National Benefit Authority was founded to navigate the Disability Tax Credit application for Canadians in need. Rather than stressing over your Disability Tax Credit eligibility or amount, our experts will do the diligent research and groundwork for you. Whether you’re submitting a claim for the first time, or are looking for Disability Tax Credit retroactive funds, we’ve guided and positioned thousands of Canadians in successfully recovering their disabled tax credit.
We’ll work on your behalf to claim the Disability Tax Credit you’re entitled to, enabling the time and support you and your family needs to manage the condition.