Disability Tax Credits and Benefits: Osteoarthritis

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

If you or a family member is disabled with Osteoarthritis, 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 Osteoarthritis 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 Osteoarthritis, you may qualify for the Disability Tax Credit.

Osteoarthritis affects millions of people globally and is the most common form of arthritis. Also called wear-and-tear arthritis, osteoarthritis is usually caused when the cartilage that protects the ends of the bones starts to gradually deteriorate.  Osteoarthritis most commonly occurs at the joints in the lower back, knees, hands, hip and neck.

There is currently no known cure for osteoarthritis but treatments exist to help with pain relief, slow down disease progression and improve the overall function of the joint itself. Without effective treatment osteoarthritis gets worse as time passes.

Are you living in Canada and suffering from osteoarthritis? You may qualify for the Disability Tax Credit and other benefits offered by the Canadian government.


Why is cartilage so important? Cartilage is basically a slippery tissue that cushions the joints and provides the ability to move and flex seamlessly, without any friction. As we grow older and age, our body goes through regular wear and tear. Over time the cartilage that protects the bone ends in the joints starts to wear down. Without this cushion for support you’re left with no padding and with bone rubbing against raw bone it can get quite painful.


Osteoarthritis does not occur overnight. Symptoms develop gradually and worsen over time as the cartilage starts to wear off causing problems. Here are some of the warning signs of osteoarthritis prompting you to go see a doctor:

Stiffness and Tenderness: Do your joints feel stiff when you get up in the morning or if you suddenly stand after having sat for a while? Joint stiffness is a common symptom that osteoarthritis patients complain about. Your joint might feel tender to the touch even with a little pressure applied to it.

Decreased Flexibility and Pain: You may feel pain in your joint as you move, or after you move. You might find that you’re not as flexible as you were before. Activities like climbing stairs, walking for a while or sitting on the floor might get quite painful.

Bone Grating and Spurs: Hear a grating sound when you move the affected joint? This is a sign of bone rubbing against bone. Also extra bone jutting out may form as hard lumps around the joint.

Disability Tax Credits for Osteoarthritis

Is osteoarthritis seriously affecting the quality your life? Finding it hard to do daily tasks and activities? You might be eligible for the Disability Tax Credit under more than one category, including, but not limited to, walking, dressing and feeding. Contact HandyTax to make a real difference in your life today!