Disability Tax Credits and Benefits for Spinal Stenosis

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

If you or a family member is disabled with Spinal Stenosis, 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. When we work with you to obtain retroactive tax refunds, we work on a contingency basis. There is no cost to you unless we obtain 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 Spinal Stenosis 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 Spinal Stenosis, you may qualify for the Disability Tax Credit.


Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal. This abnormal disability tends to occur in any region of the spine. Spinal stenosis restricts the spinal cord thus forming a neurological deficit. Spinal stenosis can cause loss of motor neuron functions, pain and numbness. In those suffering from spinal stenosis, the spinal cord narrows at the vertebral canal.

Lumbar stenosis and cervical stenosis are the two types of spinal stenosis. Cervical stenosis is usually more of a harmful disability than lumbar spinal stenosis as it compresses harder on the spine in the lumbar region.

Do you or someone who know may have spinal stenosis? Financial help is available. You might qualify for the Canadian Disability Tax Credit and other benefits offered by the Canadian government for your disability.


Aging tends to be the key factor in causing spinal stenosis. The aging process means one’s body will experience facet joints breaking down, vertebral discs falling apart and bone spurs developing on both the bone and the spinal cord. Ligaments in the body are also likely to thicken as a process, which causes the disability caused by spinal stenosis to flourish.

Spinal stenosis often occurs when a person becomes older and their disks become dry and begin to shrink. At approximately the same time, the bones and ligaments that support the spine begin to increase in size and generally grow much larger due to inflammation and swelling, or in some cases, arthritis.

Spinal stenosis may also be caused in elderly people, or even middle-aged folk, by the contracting of arthritis in the spine. Certain bone diseases can also set off spinal stenosis such as Paget’s disease of the bones and achondroplasia. If you have ever suffered a defect of the spine when you were born this may also be the cause for the onset of spinal stenosis.


Symptoms for a patient suffering from Spinal Stenosis include:

  • Discomfort while standing up
  • Lack of feeling and general numbness
  • Weakness and discomfort, particularly above the knees
  • Pinched nerves causing discomfort

Disability Tax Credits for Spinal Stenosis

Do you or someone you know suffer from spinal stenosis? Is it affecting your quality of life?
You may be eligible for Disability Tax Credits from the Government of Canada under the categories of walking and dressing functions. Contact us today for a free consultation. We are glad to help!