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Disability Tax Credit and the Wheelchair Myth

September 02, 2013

There is a lot of misinformation circulating about the Disability Tax Credit. As a result, some people think the benefits program does not apply to them. Yet many of these individuals are eligible for the Disability Tax Credit.

Have you applied for the Disability Tax Credit? If not, why haven’t you? Is it because you think your disability is not eligible?

This week, Disability Living is debunking some myths about the Disability Tax Credit.


The Wheelchair Myth

There is a rumor going around that a person has to be confined to a wheelchair in order to qualify for the Disability Tax Credit. Many people believe only severe disabilities and handicaps are eligible.

While the Disability Tax Credit was created to help people who have difficulty preforming daily functions, the Canada Revenue Agency extends this credit to people with many types of disabilities.

Markedly Restricted Eligibility Requirements:

You may be eligible if disability compromises any of the following tasks:

– Dressing
– Feeding
– Using the bathroom
– Hearing
– Seeing
– Talking
– Walking

While those with severe disabilities may have trouble with a number of these tasks, many people with less severe disabilities struggle with at least one of the functions on this list.

Misinformed Medical Professionals

Sadly, too many medical professionals are misinformed about the Disability Tax Credit. Sometimes they, it is said, they refuse to fill out the T2201 form on behalf of a patient simply because they believe one must be confined to a wheelchair to qualify for the benefit program.

If your doctor believes this, we urge you to visit our website and learn more about the Disability Tax Credit. The National Benefit Authority has the most trusted benefit specialists in all of Canada. They understand eligibility standards and are equipped to help you receive the money you are entitled to from government.

Every situation is unique. Seeking professional help in this matter is important. Unfortunately, sometimes medical practitioners are not educated on this subject. Look for assistance that knows the laws and clarify your eligibility.

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