Many people do not realize that Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is considered a disability, but The National Benefit Authority wants Canadians to know that if they suffer from this condition, they may qualify for disability tax benefits. Most people who suffer from IBS are uncomfortable talking about it, unfortunately, which prevents them from getting tax assistance or any other form of assistance for which they might be eligible. If this condition is marked enough to restrict one’s ability to complete the basic tasks of everyday living, though, it is considered a disability and the person suffering from it can claim tax benefits as a result. It can’t hurt to at least learn more.
What is IBS?
Irritable Bowel Symptom is a very common condition affecting the human gastrointestinal system. Typically, IBS chronically affects the digestive system, which means its symptoms occur on a regular basis. The symptoms can be quite uncomfortable and include abdominal pain, constipation and diarrhea, which may in turn lead to other symptoms such as back pain, headache and stomach ache. Scientists and doctors aren’t completely sure what causes IBS yet, but there is evidence to suggest that it has something to do with the nervous system being unable to control the digestive system. This may be a result of stress, poor diet or lack of exercise, and making changes in these areas might help. But in other cases, the chronic symptoms simply won’t go away despite lifestyle changes, probiotics and other treatments.
Some cases are very mild, but some are so severe that the individual suffering from the condition cannot live a “regular” life without some hardships. If an individual is diagnosed with chronic IBS and the symptoms impact that person’s daily life, it is considered a disability by the Canadian government and tax authorities. The government in Canada has set up programs such as the Disability Tax Credit and the Registered Disability Savings Plan to make life easier for the victims of these disabling conditions.
Get Help Qualifying
If you are suffering from chronic Irritable Bowel Syndrome and it is affecting your ability to complete the basic tasks of your daily life, The National Benefit Authority can help guide you through the process of qualifying for, applying for and receiving disability tax benefits. Organizations such as this one have the knowledge and resources to ensure a smooth process for eligible individuals and their loved ones. It is worthwhile to at least schedule a consultation.