Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disease that primarily affects the joints, causing pain, and inflammation, and potentially leading to joint damage and disability. In Canada, like in many other parts of the world, RA poses a significant health challenge, impacting individuals, families, and the healthcare system.
Living with rheumatoid arthritis can be physically and emotionally challenging. The symptoms of RA, including joint pain, stiffness, and fatigue, can significantly impact an individual’s quality of life. Everyday activities, such as walking, dressing, and even holding objects, can become difficult. Moreover, the chronic nature of the disease means that individuals often need long-term management and support. As a result, many incur additional out-of-pocket expenses and lost wages.
By qualifying for the Disability Tax Credit, you can unlock valuable financial support that can help alleviate the financial strain associated with managing rheumatoid arthritis. The DTC not only provides tax savings but also opens doors to other disability-related benefits, which can result in up to $50,000.
Disability Tax Service specializes in assisting individuals with rheumatoid arthritis with navigating the eligibility process for the Disability Tax Credit. We have over twenty years of experience assisting Canadians to get approved.
To get started, request a free review. We will assess your eligibility for the Disability Tax Credit, free of charge. Complete a request for a free review to discover your eligibility for the Disability Tax Credit and access the financial support you deserve.
Questions about the Disability Tax Credit for Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Can I claim the Disability Tax Credit for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) in Canada?
Yes, you can. Many individuals who have RA qualify for the disability tax credit in Canada. Eligibility depends on the symptoms you experience and the impact they have on the basic activities of daily living such as walking, getting dressed, meal preparation tasks, and several more.
- Does Rheumatoid Arthritis qualify for long-term Disability in Canada?
Yes, rheumatoid arthritis can qualify you for long-term disability in Canada, such as the disability tax credit. Not only can you claim a disability tax credit refund but you’ll be eligible to receive the credit each year moving forward, which can be worth approximately $1,800 to $2,600 depending on which province or territory you reside in. Other long-term benefits include the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) – Disability Bond and Grant program, a supplement to the Canada Workers Benefit, Canada Caregiver Credit, Child Disability Benefit, and more.
- How far back will CRA pay disability tax credit?
You can retroactively claim the Disability Tax Credit for ten calendar years.
- Can I get a refund from CRA for Rheumatoid Arthritis?
A disability tax credit refund can result in a disability tax credit refund of up to $26,000. When combined with the additional benefits it can result in receiving up to $50,000.
- At what point does Rheumatoid Arthritis become a disability?
Rheumatoid Arthritis becomes a disability in respect of the disability tax credit when the symptoms you experience impact your ability to perform the basic activities of daily living outlined by the CRA, to the point where it meets the severe and prolonged threshold. The activities of daily living include walking, getting dressed, meal preparation, and several others. Severe means that you take significantly longer to perform the basic activities of daily living when compared to someone without an impairment. This threshold can be lessened if you’re affected in two or more basic activities. Prolonged generally means the symptoms have met the threshold mentioned for at least a twelve period of time.
- How do I get approved for the Disability Tax Credit for Rheumatoid Arthritis?
You can get started by Requesting a Free Review. Our eligibility assessment is no-obligation, free, and confidential. Even if you don’t think you qualify, contact us so we go through the eligibility criteria with you. We’re here to help.