Disability Tax Credits and Benefits for Crohn’s Disease

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

If you or a family member is disabled with Crohn’s Disease, 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 Crohn’s Disease 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 Crohn’s Disease, you may qualify for the Disability Tax Credit.



Introduction

Crohn’s disease can be a painful, debilitating condition and can sometimes also be fatal with many complications. It is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and causes inflammation of the digestive tract leading to pain and extreme diarrhoea. Although there is currently no cure for Crohn’s disease it can be controlled with therapy and people can also be symptom free for long periods of time. If you suffer from Crohn’s disease you might be eligible for the Canadian Disability Tax Credit and other benefits.

Causes

Researchers have not been able to pin-point exactly what causes Crohn’s disease. Previous studies dictated that diet and stress have been known to aggravate the condition but researchers now believe Crohn’s disease has genetic links and could also be due to weak or malfunctioning immunity in the body. A viral infection might also trigger symptoms according to some researchers. That being said, it is a known fact that Crohn’s disease is more prevalent in those who have family members with the same condition so genetics might also play a part if you have a family history of the disease.

Symptoms

A healthy digestive tract vs one that has been inflamed due to Crohn's disease.

A healthy digestive tract vs one that has been inflamed due to Crohn's disease.

A healthy digestive tract vs one that has swollen up due to Crohn's disease.

A healthy digestive tract vs one that has swollen up due to Crohn's disease.

Symptoms of Crohn’s disease can be mild to severe and come on slowly or all of a sudden without warning. There are also times that you can be totally symptom free (remission). When you do have symptoms here’s what you might experience:

  • Diarrhoea and bloody stool: The inflammation caused in Crohn’s disease makes intestinal cells secrete copious amounts of water leading to diarrhoea, severe cramping and watery stools. Diarrhoea is a one of the most common problems for people with this condition. Blood in your stool might also be a sign of Crohn’s along with other symptoms. Blood may be bright red or a darker colour.
  • Cramping, abdominal pain and ulcers: In mild cases inflammation might cause pain and cramping as contents move through the digestive tract, but in more severe cases one might also experience nausea and vomiting along with cramping. The inflammation associated with Crohn’s can lead to ulcers. These start out as tiny sores in the intestinal walls and lead to large ulcers that can be very painful.
  • Reduced appetite and weight loss: All the above symptoms can affect what you can eat and also your ability to digest food normally. This leads to a reduced appetite and eventual weight loss.

Disability Tax Credits for Crohn’s Disease

Do you or a family member suffer from Crohn’s Disease in Canada? If you answered yes, you might apply for the Disability Tax Credit under more than one category, including, but not limited to, elimination (bowel functions), feeding and walking. Contact HandyTax to confidentially discuss your special case today!