Walking and dressing can be affected by a wide variety of conditions or circumstances. Each case is unique and each person may experience different challenges on a daily basis. This is not an exhaustive list of how you’re walking or dressing may impact you as it may impact you in a different way. However, here are some examples.
If when walking you experience shortness of breath, fatigue, dizziness and/or chronic pain it can have a serious impact on your overall health. It may make it difficult to go on a short walk, do household chores, or impact your ability to go up and down stairs. In regards to the Disability Tax Credit, the Government of Canada is concerned with the amount of time it takes you to walk a distance of 100m, or 1 city block. Does it take you 2x longer than the average person? Does it take you 3x longer than the average person? Can you complete this walk at all?
If when dressing you experience an inability to use your hands, difficulty with buttons, unable to stand for long periods of time, and/or an inability to put on your socks it can impact your ability to be independent or it may prolong time amount of time you need to get dressed. In regards to the Disability Tax Credit, the Government of Canada is concerned with the amount of time it takes you to dress yourself. Does it take you longer than the average person to do so? Do you require assistance from a family member / care giver?
If you or someone you care for suffers from difficulty walking/ dressing, you may be eligible for a large refund from the Canada Revenue Agency through the Disability Tax Credit program. We are Disability Tax Credit experts and have experience working with thousands of Canadians with a multitude of medical conditions. We would be happy to discuss your specific case with you and help determine if you may be eligible to claim the Disability Tax Credit, and receive a refund from the Canada Revenue Agency. Contact Us Today!