Was your Disability Tax Credit application denied?
Don’t worry! This happens ALL the time. Don’t be alarmed, don’t be discouraged. It doesn’t mean that you’re not eligible. What’s the next step?
Review your application. Look over the form you sent in to make sure that everything was filled out perfectly. DFAC has found that sometimes its simple errors like an incorrect date that needs to be adjusted.
Review your doctor’s portion of the application. Not all doctors understand the government criteria in regard to the Disability Tax Credit application. What is “markedly restricted”? Is the effect cumulative? How the effects of impairment are presented on the application can be a determining factor between acceptance and rejection. Sometimes, the CRA follows up with your doctor for more information. Did your doctor fill out this secondary form and return within the indicated time frame? Even if he has the information the government needs, often he and his staff are simply too busy to respond. Applications for mental health patients are far more complicated than for the physically disabled.
Appeal or reapply. Don’t give up just because your application was denied. At this point, you have to make a decision. Do you appeal the original application or simply start from scratch? If you’re hoping to receive retroactive payments, you may want to stick with your original application. Whatever your decision, remember, if you need help crossing all the t’s and dotting all the i’s, DFAC is here to help. Don’t hesitate to call us today!