Disability Benefits for Developmental Disorders
With a growing awareness and recognition of learning disabilities, it’s difficult to categorize each condition under the same term. These specific developmental disorders can hamper a person’s growth in a variety of ways, from speech and language, to learning disabilities, and even illnesses that deteriorate motor functions.
The list of developmental disorders is extensive, encompassing disabilities that can impact a person physically, mentally, or on all fronts. The most common developmental disabilities include:
- Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ADD)
- Conduct Disorder
- Intellectual Disability
- Oppositional Defiant Disorder
- Tourette’s Syndrome
- Mathematics Disorder
Depending on the specific developmental disorder, a person’s growth potential and ability to express oneself is limited, especially if it’s a child with the disability. The majority of common developmental disabilities affect children, meaning extra education or special equipment may be needed so they don’t fall behind peers in their progress. It goes without saying that the required special attention makes school life and relationships difficult to manage.
The Canadian Disability Tax Credit
To help Canadians with the unavoidable, added costs for developmental disorder treatments and education, aid comes in the form of the Canadian Disability Tax Credit (DTC) or Child Disability Benefit. These government programs assist Canadians living with disabilities. Considering the extra attention or equipment needed to facilitate the learning and growth of a person with a developmental disorder, the DTC relieves families of the burden of expenses other taxpayers don’t have to face.
Having said that, a large number of Canadians who qualify don’t apply for their disability benefits. Some may be unaware they’re entitled to a disabled tax credit, while others can’t be bothered with the often confusing DTC application process.
How can I claim the Disability Tax Credit?
The National Benefit Authority solves that hurdle for Canadians. Rather than going back and forth with the Canada Revenue Agency about your Disability Tax Credit eligibility or amount owed, our team does all the research and work for you. From assisting with your T2201 application to recovering every last dollar of your disability credit, we’ll work alongside you the entire way, getting you the money you deserve.
We’re Canada’s largest DTC service provider, having helped over 40,000 Canadians quickly and securely claim their Canadian Disability Tax Credit or Child Disability Benefit!