Disability Tax Credits and Benefits for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

Introduction

People often tend to feel fatigue when they have completed heavy physical or mental work. Most often, people do not consider visiting a doctor when they feel fatigue. However, medical attention for fatigue may be required when the condition goes beyond your control, where you tend to feel extremely fatigued without any reason and the condition does not improve when we take a rest. This type of condition is called Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). A person affected by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome will experience the worsening of fatigue when he or she is involved in some physical or mental activity. This condition may occur as a result of another disorder or it may exist without any proper explanations for the condition being present. The condition is often associated with cognitive disabilities.

This condition is found to affect, in greater proportion, women and those who are middle-aged. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome can affect career growth, as people find it difficult to perform work due to persistent fatigue. The condition also affects memory skills and might lead to depression. Considering the difficulties faced by those people, the Canadian government’s disability tax credit program might help them meet their added financial obligations.

Causes

The root cause of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is not known to date. Continuous research is taking place to identify the true cause of the syndrome. Though scientists have studied several viruses to identify the cause, no evidence has been found yet. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome tends to be accompanied by other diseases, such as pneumonia, diarrhoea and bronchitis, but none of them has been identified to be the cause of CFS.

Malfunctioning of the body’s immune system is under consideration as a cause, as the immune system of those people affected by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is found to be impaired. Hormonal imbalance is visible in people suffering from CFS.

Symptoms

The symptoms exhibited by people affected by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) are as follows:

  • The most obvious symptom is fatigue, especially fatigue that does not tend to reduce when rest is taken.
  • Some people will suffer from sore throat, memory loss and/or lack of concentration.
  • Muscle pain that tends to occur for no reason.
  • Continuous extreme fatigue after taking part in a physical or mental activity.
  • Sometimes frequent headaches might occur which will have a definite severe pattern compared to normally occurring headaches.

Disability Tax Credits for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

When you experience the above symptoms, kindly visit a doctor as you may require medical attention. People who are affected by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) may be eligible to apply for disability tax credits provided by the government under the categories like mental functions, walking, dressing, feeding, elimination (bowel and bladder functions). A representative at HandyTax can help you navigate your way to obtaining these credits.