Disclaimer: You don’t have to be completely disabled to be eligible for the Disability Tax Credit. You just have to be markedly restricted.
What You Need to Know About this Tax Credit
You will see in this article various scenarios that may qualify you for this tax credit, but you are not limited to those reasons. So if you are experiencing a physical disability click here for more information on how you can qualify.
The Disability Tax Credit is one of several credits that can help put more money in your pocket when it comes to filing your taxes. People have actually saved thousands of dollars because of this tax credit with those who had a physical disability (walking impairment). Under this tax credit they’re several different types of disabilities which are covered. Walking which is a physical disability that is covered under this credit.
Under Canada Revenue Agency you don’t have to be completely unable to walk to qualify for this credit. Canada Revenue Agency states that you must be “markedly restricted”. For instance, if you or your loved one were to take a short walk to a nearby plaza and if either of you experience discomfort anywhere in your body, then you may be qualified for this credit. Some examples of discomfort can be joint pain in knees, ankles, back pain or stiffness. Another reason that may get you qualified is if you are have to slow down or stop to take a break while walking.
Three Important Conditions that May Get you Qualified
1. If it takes you an inordinate amount of time to walk an average city block in comparison to another individual of similar age.
2. Another aspect that one also should take into consideration is shortness of breath. Things such as asthma, heart problems or physical restrictions are conditions that may get you qualified.
3. Lack of coordination and loss of balance are also a few of the common conditions that may qualify you for this credit. An example of lack of coordination would be, if you experience a spinning sensation after walking for a short period of time or experience frequent black outs during walks or after completing the walk.
It is very surprising how many seniors (65 years and older) are unaware of this credit. According to a statistic released by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, six in ten (sixty-five percent) of all seniors will experience or have experienced some form of injury while walking, which will hinder their ability to walk comfortably.
Even more surprising is a static released by Public Health and Safety of Canada. According to this statistic 48.93% of all Canadians will experience some form of significant fall, which will affect their ability to walk during their life time.
So are you suffering from an injury or ailment? If yes then you need to be aware of your rights and get the money the government is required to give you.
If you are experiencing a physical disability or restriction that is affecting your day-to-day activities, click here and claim your money today!
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