Multiple sclerosis is undoubtedly a debilitating disease that attacks the body’s nervous system. If your disease is already advanced, there is no question—your ability to accomplish daily tasks is affected 100% of the time, whether it’s in the realm of balance, mobility, elimination, fatigue, feeding, or eyesight. You are certainly eligible to apply for disability tax benefits.
If you or a family member has been recently diagnosed, then you are probably still dealing with the shock and adjusting to the new reality you are facing. You are not alone! 100,000 fellow Canadians suffer from multiple sclerosis. And research for a cure to MS in ongoing. The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada has lots of informative posts, videos and more. Check out this video for the newly diagnosed.
For many sufferers, multiple sclerosis is initially intermittent and sporadic. Life can be completely normal for months, and then you will experience a flare-up that could last days or weeks or months. In regard to disability benefits, the important things to consider are the frequency and duration of the attacks, as well as the effects during the interim periods when your symptoms subside. You can also consider cumulative effects, where you roll all the smaller effects into one lump disability.
We know your life will never get completely back to normal, but here at DFAC we want to ease the way for you as much as possible. Even if you don’t feel “markedly restricted,” you may be able to obtain benefits regardless. The application is complicated; DFAC is here to help! Drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 1 855 382 3322.