Disability Tax Credits and Benefits for hypothyroidism
• Up to $40,000 in Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) retroactive tax refunds
If you or a family member is disabled with hypothyroidism, 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)
For those taking advantage of the plan, the Canadian government will provide yearly financial support in the form of matching grants up to $3,500 per year and bonds up to $1,000 per year.
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HandyTax has had success in the past helping disabled Canadians with hypothyroidism 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 hypothyroidism, you may qualify for the Disability Tax Credit under more than one category.
The thyroid gland is the largest of the endocrine glands, which is responsible for the proper functioning of hormones within the body. It is located at the bottom portion of our neck and produces thyroid hormones by utilizing the iodine content available from our diets. There are certain disorders associated with the thyroid gland. Two of the most common disorders are hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.
When the amount of hormone produced by the thyroid gland is low compared to optimum levels, the condition is described as hypothyroidism. There are many disorders that could lead to hypothyroidism and all of these disorders have some connection to the thyroid gland. Hypothyroidism is prevalent in today’s society. Most people who are affected by hypothyroidism will not be aware of it until it creates serious health issues. In most cases, people who are affected by hypothyroidism have to undertake lifelong treatment, which might include the intake of tablets every day. The presence of hypothyroidism can be found by determining the TSH levels in our blood. Disability tax credits are available for those people who are affected by hypothyroidism in Canada.
There are several different causes for hypothyroidism:
- Most people tend to inherit hypothyroidism from a condition named Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. This condition occurs when the thyroid gland is enlarged and is unable to produce the expected levels of thyroid hormones. Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis is caused when the body’s immune system attacks its own thyroid tissues, and hence, it is said to be an autoimmune disease. The probability for women to be affected by Hashimoto’s is higher than for men.
- Lymphocytic Thyroiditis is another condition related to the thyroid gland that could result in the development of hypothyroidism. Similar to Hashimoto’s, the thyroid gland is enlarged. However, the enlargement is caused by a type of white blood cell called the lymphocyte.
- Sometimes people who have undergone radioactive treatment for hyperthyroidism become vulnerable to developing hypothyroidism. The amount of radioactive iodine administered during treatment and the size of thyroid gland will have an influence on the nature of the development of hypothyroidism.
- The pituitary gland and hypothalamus are responsible for signaling the thyroid gland to produce the right amount of thyroid hormones. If a person is affected by a disease that affects one of these two glands, they might not be able to signal the thyroid gland to produce thyroid hormones, which will result in hypothyroidism.
The symptoms of hypothyroidism may be mistaken for another condition, since hypothyroidism tends to exhibit the symptoms similar to that of other diseases. Some common symptoms include the following:
- Becoming depressed for no reason
- Hair loss and dry skin
- Due to the dry skin, a reduced tolerance level when exposed to a cold atmosphere
- Weight gain
Disability Tax Credits for Hypothyroidism
People who are affected by hypothyroidism may be eligible for the disability tax credit under the categories of elimination (bowel and bladder functions), mental functions, walking, dressing and feeding. Call HandyTax and a friendly representative will help you apply today!