Disability Tax Credits and Benefits: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

• Up to $40,000 in Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) retroactive tax refunds.

If you or a family member is disabled with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, you may be eligible for retroactive refunds from your past 10 years of paid taxes – up to $40,000.

• Up to $90,000 when setting up a Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP).

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Contact us for a free consultation – with no obligation. HandyTax works on your behalf to get you (or a family member) a tax refund of up to $40,000 from looking at old tax returns. There is no cost to you unless you get a refund. If we are successful, our fee is 25% of the refund received.

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HandyTax has had success in the past helping disabled Canadians with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome get retroactive disability tax credit refunds from the Canada Revenue Agency. Tax refunds depend on your personal situation and actual refunds can range anywhere below, $40,000. The entire process takes between 3 and 9 months to complete as communication between the CRA and your qualified practitioner are the source of the varying time periods to completion. If you suffer from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, you may qualify for the Disability Tax Credit.



Introduction

Have you ever experienced a tingling feeling in your fingers? Most people who use their palms for the majority of their work have experienced this feeling at some point in time. One of the most well-known examples of activities that may cause this feeling are using a typewriter, a mouse and keyboard, or the touchpad of a laptop for several hours continuously. If you experience this pain, numbness and tingling, it is possible that you have developed carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS).

A layer of fibrous tissue surrounds our wrist bones, which provides support to those bones. Between the supportive layer and the wrist bones, there is a space, which is called the carpal tunnel. A nerve that runs through the carpal tunnel into our hand is responsible for receiving the feeling of touch from our fingers. Damage to the carpal tunnel, which might affect the nerve passing through it, results in the numbness of our fingers. This condition in its chronic form is called carpal tunnel syndrome. If this syndrome affects you, you can apply for the disability tax credit provided by the Canadian government.

Causes

In most patients, carpal tunnel syndrome develops when seen when they experience a high level of pressure on their palms, which might affect the carpal tunnel. The carpal tunnel is a narrow region, which if it swells up, will affect the median nerve found in the wrist. As mentioned earlier, continuous typing is one of the most common causes of the syndrome. In certain cases, obesity, arthritis and some other diseases might lead to its development. Diseases such as leukaemia and amyloidosis may also cause damage to the carpal tunnel.

Symptoms

The following symptoms are common among the people who are affected by carpal tunnel syndrome:

  • Pain in the fingers, which starts from the thumb and continues until the thumb side of the right finger
  • A tingling feeling or numbness on the fingers is the most common feeling experienced by all patients
  • The loss of sensation that most probably occurs during night-time, which tends to wake the person up from sleep
  • If carpal tunnel persists, eventually a person may feel a burning sensation and his or her hands may become weaker than ever
  • Some people who are affected may not be able to hold an object strong enough using their hands and may drop them often

Disability Tax Credits for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Though this syndrome will likely subside after some time, treatment, and improved ergonomics and behaviour, if it continues to progress, it may result in serious trouble to the hand. If you or a family member have been affected by carpal tunnel syndrome and symptoms persisted for 12 consecutive months, you can apply for the disability tax credit and other benefits provided by the Government of Canada. An affected person may qualify under the categories of feeding and dressing. Call HandyTax to speak to a representative who will guide you through the process.