Disability Tax Credits and Benefits: Celiac Disease

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

If you or a family member is disabled with Celiac Disease, 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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HandyTax has had success in the past helping disabled Canadians with Celiac Disease 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 Celiac Disease, you may qualify for the Disability Tax Credit.


Celiac disease is a relatively common autoimmune disorder that occurs when the small intestine is affected by genetic predispositions. Symptoms include a variety of issues (discussed below), though increasingly doctors and nutritionists make diagnoses in patients who do not exhibit symptoms as a result of much improved screening and health care processes used.

The condition affects anywhere from 1 in 1,700 people to 1 in 100 people, depending on the medical consensus at the time, but it is a relatively common disorder that makes it difficult to eat and safely digest a wide variety of foods that have ingredients like wheat, grain, barley, and rye. Gluten is present in a host of processed foods, as well, and people with celiac disease are unable to consume many popular and basic foods due to the presence of gluten.


Celiac disease is caused by genetic predisposition to being allergic to gluten and gluten-related substances, many of which are found in processed foods, and foods that consist of barley, grain, rye, and wheat. The condition is an autoimmune disorder, so beyond the genetic predisposition, causes are not extremely well identified as such, unfortunately.

It should be noted that many scientists are increasingly curious about possible environmental causes to gluten intolerance and celiac disease, since celiac disease and the cases regarding gluten intolerance have shot through the roof recently. Scientists believe that there may be more environmental or nutritional causes to gluten intolerance and celiac disease than have been currently identified.


The symptoms of gluten intolerance and celiac disease include lethargy and fatigue after meals and in general life. They also include difficulty digesting, as celiac disease patients who consume gluten will have a very difficult time digesting those foods and their body will suffer. Occasionally, symptoms can include issues like weight gain or weight loss relative to their disease, as well.

Symptoms are increasingly easy to identify with a range of diagnostic tests that can dissect and discover the presence of celiac disease in patients. Luckily, when celiac patients understand what they can and cannot eat, and make a point to avoid foods that contain gluten, those suffering from celiac disease can live healthy, full lives with making simple, minor adjustments to their daily diets. As they change their diets, too, celiac patients will notice a great deal of improvement in their general energy levels, nutrition, and quality of life after making that adjustment.