Disability tax credits for HIV

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

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

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a very serious disease that affects millions around the world, without a cure. While there are many forms of HIV and many medical treatments that can improve symptoms and make HIV a livable disease, there is no set cure for the disease as of yet, and as such, it provides a significant threat to both public health, and personal health.


While HIV is an equal opportunity offender – that is, it is shown to be in every continent and among most every group of people – it disproportionately affects those in developing countries and nations, specifically in Africa. As such, it is a very important disease to find a cure for and eradicate in a cost-effective method to improve the lives of millions of people around the world.

Causes of HIV

Originally sent to humans through contact with monkeys that had the disease, HIV is caused by several different factors. It is a blood-borne disorder, meaning that you have to do more than simply shake hands, or even kiss, a person with HIV in order for you to get it; you need to exchange bodily fluids like blood, or sexually transmitted fluids.


HIV is caused by blood-borne transfusions, including blood transfusions themselves in hospitals where a person with HIV donates blood to another person without knowing, and sexual transmission due to unprotected sex with somebody with HIV. It is also caused by the sharing of needles and poor hygiene practices among those who share needles and other things, whether in hospitals, or among recreational drug users.


HIV is currently very tough to cure, with no set cure and only a very costly drug cocktail that can manage symptoms as it turns into full blown Human Immunodeficiency Virus and can rob you of life and potential.

Symptoms of HIV

The symptoms of HIV start out innocuously enough, interestingly, as symptoms related to the common cold. Because HIV attacks the immune system, it is typically seen as simply a common cold, or other problem like bronchitis or more. But over time, these symptoms worsen, and the patient wears down over time to have to deal with significant problems related to their disease and associated issues.


As such, symptoms worsen as the disease progresses, until it gets to the point where your body is so weak, and you are so sick with a weakened immune system from the disease fighting inside your body, that you are unable to fight even the most basic common cold. Many HIV victims die of things like pneumonia, which are imminently treatable in healthy patients, but next to impossible to treat in those who have had their immune system weakened by this disease in the first place.


HIV carries a significant stigma with it, as well, prompting people to mistrust and misunderstand the disease and its carriers, and often times making life very difficult for the carriers themselves. It is important to seek treatment immediately and permanently when you have HIV, as well as informing those around you of your condition and special needs with the disease and its associated symptoms.