Working with Families

Applying for yourself? or have a certain family member in mind?

Canstockphoto74123651Living with a disability is a family affair; you may be living in the same house, or you may be visiting on a daily basis. The good old 80/20 rule applies here, most people with a permanent disability receive some type of support from family members.

…include everything from  getting to appointments, preparing meals, paying bills and certainly tons of emotional support.

Families in most cases are very good at providing an initial safety net for disabled Canadian. These days, with prices increasing and most wages in Canada barely keeping up with inflation, most people are not earning nor saving enough money for retirement which will include living with illness. This initial safety net would include everything from  getting to appointments, preparing meals, paying bills and certainly tons of emotional support.  Different types of Canadian family caregiver may include:

  • Parents of Disabled Canadians.
  • Parents with disabled children under the age of 18 years old.
  • Children supporting parents with illnesses.
  • On spouse supporting a disabled spouse.
  • Brother, sisters, nieces and nephews supporting a disabled family member.
  • Estates of disabled Canadians who have since passed.

Quality in what we do. HandyTax believes the best place to start a file is by having the basic family unit on file before beginning a case when a family is supporting a disabled Canadian. This provides a great starting point for our analysts to determine the best way to approach a file. Therefore, we encourage anyone coming to our site to contact us regardless of whether you are applying for yourself or you are applying with a  family member in mind.

we encourage anyone coming to our site to contact us regardless of whether you are applying for yourself or you are applying with a  family member in mind.