No matter your age, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) can have a big impact on your life. While there are medications used to treat ADD, they don’t always keep all of the symptoms under control. It’s for this reason that ADD is one of the qualifying disabilities for the Canadian disability tax credit, a credit which can give you up to $35,000 for your disability. The CDB will go to work for you to achieve the maximum disability tax credit for your ADD condition. Learn more about ADD and its symptoms here.
What is ADD?
ADD is a common medical condition that affects both children and adults. It’s estimated by the National Institute of Mental Health that 3-5% of all children have ADD or ADHD. While it was previously thought that children outgrow ADD, according to WebMD, experts are beginning to question this as there are many adults who still experience ADD after having it during childhood. One of the biggest signs of ADD is a problem with concentrating on and finishing tasks.
Given this issue, it is no surprise that adults who have ADD–and therefore often qualify for the Canadian disability tax credit–often struggle to earn a living. When tasks are difficult to focus on, the quality of work done often suffers. Canadian Disability Benefits can take care of all the paperwork to file ADD as your disability and achieve the maximum ADD Canadian disability tax credit.
Symptoms of ADD
Although ADD is commonly associated with school age children, it also affects a surprising number of adults. Both children and adults have similar symptoms of ADD. These symptoms include inattention/distraction, hyperactivity (in A.D.H.D.), and impulsiveness. Adults with ADD or ADHD commonly experience anxiety, mood swings, depression, procrastination and poor organization skills, among others.
To give an idea of how ADD may affect an adult, let’s consider the case of Susie. Susie is a 30 year old project manager for a large company in Canada. Recently she has found that projects she fully intends on completing are getting started but not finished. No matter how hard she tries to concentrate on the work project and on finishing it, she instead jumps from that project to another.
Susie also experiences anxiety and frustration with the projects. Eventually Susie’s boss notices the projects that are not completed and begins to question Susie’s ability to do her job. Consequently, Susie is fired from her job. Susie visits the doctor and explains her symptoms, as well as the fact that she has lost her job because of it. The doctor diagnoses her with ADD.
Given her history with ADD, Susie is eligible for the Canadian disability tax credit. This credit–which can total up to $35,000–can help Susie to offset her expenses while she works toward gaining employment with a new company.
How Canadian Disability Benefits Helps
The CDB will meet with you to discuss your history with ADD or ADHD as well as its effect on your personal and professional life. We will take care of all of the paperwork for the Canadian disability tax credit and will not invoice you until you receive your refund check. Get started today by filling out our Disability Rebate Form.