Disability Tax Credits and Benefits for Scoliosis

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

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



Introduction

Scoliosis is a curving of the spine. The condition involves the spine curving away from the middle or sideways.

It mostly occurs just before puberty when the growth spurt happens. Other conditions like muscular dystrophy or cerebral palsy can also lead to scoliosis, but the actual cause of the condition remains unknown. Most common cases of scoliosis are mild, but in the severe forms of the disorder the amount of space in the chest is reduced affecting the functionality of the lungs.

Children with mild scoliosis have regular doctors’ visits including X-rays to track if the curving of the spine is getting worse. Usually no treatment is necessary. In more severe cases, your child might need to wear a brace to control the curve or might also require surgery to correct the condition altogether. If you have a child with scoliosis, you may qualify for the Disability Tax Credit and other benefits offered by the Canadian government.

Causes

Scoliosis tends to run in families, leading many researchers to believe that the disorder has a genetic element linked to it.

Scoliosis might also be a caused due to certain birth defects causing the spine to not develop normally. Other reasons include having one leg longer than the other, and certain neuromuscular conditions like muscular dystrophy and cerebral palsy. Arthritis, known as wear-and-tear arthritis in the spine can also cause the condition to come on.

Symptoms

To an untrained eye, there might be no noticeable physical traits to suspect scoliosis. A doctor might suspect scoliosis if one shoulder seems higher than the other or the pelvis seems to be tilted. Other symptoms and signs may include backache, fatigue, unevenness of hips and shoulders and protruding shoulder blades.

In more severe conditions an actual twist or curve in the spine is apparent. This can cause back pain and difficulty breathing due to the lungs being compressed. Tiredness is experienced with sitting and standing for long periods of time and increased pain can occur if the spinal tissue experiences wear and tear due to the nature of the condition.

Disability Tax Credits for Scoliosis

Do you have a family member or child with scoliosis? You might be eligible to apply for the Disability Tax Credit under more than one category, including, but not limited to, walking and dressing. Contact HandyTax to see how we can help you. You have nothing to lose!