Disability Tax Credits and Benefits: Glaucoma

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

If you or a family member is disabled with Glaucoma, 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.

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HandyTax has had success in the past helping disabled Canadians with Glaucoma 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 Glaucoma, you may qualify for the Disability Tax Credit.



Introduction

The ability to see the things around you is one of the major gifts that we possess. Delicate care has to be taken to make sure that our vision is not negatively affected. There are certain diseases that have a negative impact on our vision. Glaucoma is one such disorder, which affects the vision of a person. For sight, the optic nerve is the most critical nerve, which is responsible for the reception of nerve impulses generated by light and the transmission of those impulses to the brain. Our brain manipulates the received impulse and coverts it into a visible image. When the optic nerve is damaged, a person’s ability to view things clearly is reduced. When a person is affected by glaucoma, he or she tends to exhibit a specific pattern of damage to the optic nerve. In most cases, decrease in the range of vision with respect to the sides of the eyes, will be the starting point of the disease’s progression.

Glaucoma, if not treated immediately, will continue to progress, resulting in a complete loss of vision. When a person becomes blind due to glaucoma, he or she will not be able get their vision back to normal. Glaucoma is one of the primary causes of degenerative blindness. To aid financially with the condition, the Canadian government has made available disability tax credits and other benefits.

Causes

The primary cause of glaucoma is increased pressure on the eyes. The optic nerve, which plays a crucial role in controlling the vision of a person, is maintained by optimal pressure levels within the eye. The pressure level should range from 8 mm to 22 mm. When the pressure level becomes increased, the optic nerve does not sustain its balance and tends to become damaged.

The following are some other causes of glaucoma:

  • Primary open-angle glaucoma, which is considered the most common found in people, is hereditary. Hence, those people who have a history of glaucoma in their families are vulnerable to this disease.
  • People who are above 60 years of age face a risk of developing this disease.
  • Considerable usage of steroids, such as corticosteroids, may cause glaucoma for some people.
  • It is found that people who have a history of eye injury have a greater chance of being affected by glaucoma in later stages of their life.
  • Hypertension is another possible cause of this disease.

Symptoms

Normally, glaucoma does not exhibit any symptoms until the disease has progressed to the level of affecting the vision of a person. Certain possible symptoms are:

  • Sudden pain in the eyes.
  • Decreased side vision.
  • Increased sensitivity when facing a light source.

Disability Tax Credits for Glaucoma

If you have one or more of the above-mentioned symptoms, ocular tests should be undertaken to determine if you have glaucoma. The disease can cause irreversible damage and hence, immediate medical assistance is necessary. People affected by glaucoma can apply for the disability tax credit and other benefits under categories such as vision and walking. HandyTax can help you maximize your claim. Call us today and speak to a representative!