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CPP Disability Guide for Chronic Pain, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s and Nerve Damage

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April 28, 2021 by dcci

According to recent surveys, about 1 out of every 5 Canadians is living with various chronic pain conditions, with the World Health Organization recently recognizing this invisible condition as a disease. Chronic nerve pain, often called neuropathic pain, is a chronic shooting or burning pain usually caused by nerve damage or malfunctioning nervous system. More […]

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Disability Tax Credit for Chronic Pain

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May 11, 2015 by dcci

The Canadian Government have devised income support schemes like CPP Disability benefits and Disability tax Credits to help people suffering from chronic pain issues by providing supplementary income, however getting approved for these benefits is not that straight forward. While health professionals in Canada disagree on the exact point at which acute pain becomes chronic, […]

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CPP Disability Guide for Chronic Back Pain, Ruptured Disc, & Spinal Pain

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May 4, 2021 by dcci

Back pain is among the most common chronic conditions in Canada, with over a third of all Canadians who say their back pain limits their work and daily activities. In this article, we will focus on those Canadians who suffer from chronic back pain that is so debilitating they can no longer work and therefore […]

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Disability Tax Credit for Prolonged Pain That Affects Work

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December 15, 2015 by dcci

Chronic pain affects millions of Canadians and costs the national economy billions of dollars a year. Contrary to popular belief, chronic pain is not something you can simply ignore until it passes. Nor is it something that will be alleviated by “being a man” or “toughing it out.” It’s a debilitating condition where pain signals […]

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Disability Tax Credit for Chronic Fatigue

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December 17, 2013 by dcci

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a disorder that causes extreme fatigue with little explanation. Doctors do not know what causes it, and it can become a frustrating experience for patients and their family members. It is a disorder that occurs more frequently in adult women. No specific ethnic or racial group is at a higher risk […]

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The Disability Tax Credit Resource Guide (updated February 2021)

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February 11, 2021 by dcci

NOTE: The following Disability Tax Credit guide has been updated as of February 2021 to ensure all information is accurate and up to date. Specifically, the Disability Tax Credit amounts, the application process, and other relevant information. Although the Disability Tax Credit program has been available since 1988, many Canadians and their medical practitioners have […]

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Thinking About Your Mobility This Winter? Check Out The Benefits of Mobility Scooters!

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November 19, 2020 by daymak

The colder weather and the growing desire for maintaining social distance are key factors on the minds of those looking for safe, reliable and convenient ways to travel. And for the countless people struggling with mobility, these additional stressors may make it feel like independent travel is a thing of the past. For example, those […]

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August 2, 2020 by dcci
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People’s Experiences with Fibromyalgia – A Challenging Condition

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July 20, 2017 by dcci

Introduction For decades millions of people have been living with a challenging and horribly painful condition known as fibromyalgia. When the condition first appeared, many people were told they were simply getting older, or these were the normal aches and pains of daily life. All too often it was misdiagnosed as something else. So, what […]

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Disability Tax Credit Guide for Canadians Suffering from Fibromyalgia

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June 30, 2017 by dcci

The Disability Tax Credit or DTC is a fairness measure enacted in 1988 as a way to ease the tax burden of Canada’s disabled citizens. The idea behind the Disability Tax Credit is that a reduced tax burden will allow the disabled to more effectively deal with the extraordinary healthcare costs associated with their particular […]

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