Disability Tax Credits and Benefits: Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

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

If you or a family member is disabled with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), 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).

Free Consultation

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.

100% Confidential

HandyTax works with families members to maximize any tax refund related to a disability family member. Trust HandyTax to communicate with the government and medical staff securely and confidentially.

Contact Us

Telephone: 1-888-343-1155
Email: info@handytax.ca
• Voicemails are generally returned within 24 hours

Open a file

HandyTax has had success in the past helping disabled Canadians with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) 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 Multiple Sclerosis (MS), you may qualify for the Disability Tax Credit.



Introduction

It is definitely true that there is no disease that is pleasant and that is true for multiple sclerosis as well. It is an awful disease that debilitates the people that it inflicts. Multiple sclerosis (MS) occurs when the nerves of the central nervous system degenerate. When our bodies are functioning normally, we have myelin in them. The myelin acts as a protector or a cover for our nerves as well as improving the conduction of impulses along the nerves. When someone has MS, they have inflammation in this area and it causes the myelin to disappear. This inhibits the passing of the nerves and the messages do not get to the central nervous system, which affects the movements of the afflicted. If you know of someone that is affected by MS, you should encourage them to apply for the Disability Tax Credit and other benefits that are offered by the Canadian government.

Causes

Sadly enough the cause for MS is unknown. Over the years, there has been much research and a lot of it has focused on disorders of the immune system and its genetics. The immune system is the body’s defender; when it is affected by something foreign, it negatively affects the whole body. No cure has been found yet; research continues today and will do so until a cure is found.

It has been found that more women seem to suffer from MS than men do. As well, it generally occurs between the ages of 20 and 50. It has been known to affect children and the elderly, yet this is uncommon. As much as the cause is unknown, so is the reason for why it affects people differently. There is such thing as a mild form of MS, where people are still able to perform daily functions quite well. Then there is the other extreme where people are totally disabled and unable to do anything at all. Some researchers feel if they discover what determines the extent of severity, they may be on the road to find a cure.

Symptoms

As with many other diseases, the symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS) can vary from person to person. Depending on the individual, they can have one or many of the symptoms and they will differ in intensity and in length. None of the symptoms are pleasant and can wreak havoc on a person’s abilities to perform daily life functions. Some of the symptoms may include:

  • Limb weakness
  • Visual problems
  • Depression
  • Muscle spasms
  • Manic depression or paranoia
  • Speech impediment
  • Tremors

This is just a small list as mentioned the symptoms will vary with each individual. For sufferers they can expect any disruption in any of the actions assisted by the central nervous system.

Disability Tax Credits for Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

One thing that is known is that it is a horrible disease and one that people should not have to suffer alone. If you know someone with MS, they may qualify for the Disability Tax Credit under various categories, including walking, dressing, feeding and speaking. Contact HandyTax today and one our representatives can assist you to see what you may qualify for.