Getting approved for the DTC is a daunting task but many individuals can and are successful in completing it on their own. Even though it’s our job to file your disability application for you—that’s how we make our money!— we encourage individuals to file independently for the Disability Tax Credit … [Read more...] about Are you maximizing your disability benefits?
Recently, I shared a court ruling where the judge approved Ms. Green, a woman struggling with anxiety, for the disability tax credit. https://taxinterpretations.com/content/528346 There was a lot of positive reaction thanking the courts for expanding the definition of disability and giving … [Read more...] about Expanding Definition of Disability is not Enough
Is something really wrong with me? Will I become violent and disruptive? Is therapy or medication going to help me? Why do I have to be this way? Why can’t I concentrate? If I reach out for help, will I be bullied? Will I be labeled for the rest of my life? For someone dealing with mental health … [Read more...] about Mental Health: No Reason for Stigma
Ah! Summertime, when kids can just relax. No one telling them when to wake up, when to sit, when to eat, when to study. No homework and no uniforms. A true utopia, especially for kids with learning disabilities. With summer coming to a close, this freedom is almost over. Now the daily grind … [Read more...] about Back to School with Learning Difficulties
The school is on your case. At home, your child needs extra help to get into routine and to follow directions. Dealing with kids who are diagnosed with ADHD can be somewhat taxing. Not to imply that kids with ADHD won’t become accomplished adults! To the contrary, they have talents within them to … [Read more...] about ADHD and ADD and the DISABILITY TAX CREDIT
Did you hear about the new Disability Advisory Committee (DAC)? Don’t sweat! The government is not cutting back on your tax credits. Minister of National Revenue, Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, pledged to reinstate the committee in November, and has now announced the members. The mandate of the DAC … [Read more...] about CRA Forms Committee to Review DTC Standards
Living with food allergies can be challenging. “I'm always reading food labels,” says Debbie, mom to Mojo, an eighteen-month-old who suffers from multiple food allergies—eggs, dairy, peanuts, sesame and cashews, to name a few. “And I have to be very creative with his diet!” Though young in years, … [Read more...] about Food Allergies? File an Application!
Did you know that no matter your age, your brain is constantly growing and changing? The brain’s ability to adapt and make new connections is called brain plasticity. The brain is pliable, like plastic. Obviously young children are learning new skills all the time so their brains change a lot from … [Read more...] about Train your Brain!