Connie: Accumulative Physical & Mental Impairments

A retired nurse from BC suffering from accumulative physical and mental impairments for nearly 20 years was previously denied.
Received $11,408 from CRA
January 26, 2019 by dccinc

Connie is a 66 years old retired nurse from 150 Mile House, BC suffering from accumulative physical and mental impairments for nearly 20 years.
Connie tried to qualify for the Disability tax credit herself using her medical experience and knowledge but her Disability Tax Credit was denied by the CRA.

When Disability Credit Canada started working on Connie’s case we learned that she had a multitude of issues but we had to demonstrate those issues to the CRA properly in order to get her DTC approved.
During our case formulation we discovered that Connie had Anxiety and Depression as well as severe sleep issues caused by her physical disabilities that included Osteoarthritis, Sclerosis, Scoliosis, Disc Degeneration and more.
Connie was using assistive devices including a cane, grab bars and shower seat for the shower and a raised toilet seat and was dependent on her husband with most of her daily activities.
Disability Credit Canada used the above information when we submitted the DTC application but even then we got denied by the CRA.
We were very surprised that the CRA denied Connie’s DTC again but we didn’t give up. We went back to Connie and her doctors, we collected additional supporting documents and appealed the CRA’s decision using the new information.

Connie was finally approved for the Disability Tax Credit since 2010 to 2023 and receive a retroactive refund of $11,408

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