There are few things more terrifying in life than witnessing someone have a seizure, except quite possibly the experience of living with them yourself. For many Canadians the term ‘epilepsy’ has become essentially synonymous with the word ‘seizures’ as it applies to a wide range of disorders which are all characterized by seizures. Canadian Disability Benefits can help to make sure you receive the maximum Canadian Disability Benefits you are entitled to.
What is Epilepsy?
Epilepsy is a common term for a wide range of seizure disorders which vary widely in both severity and cause though they are all neurological in nature. While there is no cure for epilepsy, the majority of patients can achieve significant seizure control through medication before reaching adulthood and continue to live very full lives. However, nearly 30% of patients are not able to achieve such control with even the best medications available, and may require surgery. Either way, the testing and diagnostic procedures can take years and cost thousands of dollars before the proper treatment is discovered. The Canadian Disability Tax Credit program can provide you with up to $35,000 in benefits to help offset these costs and any other financial needs you may have.
Symptoms of Epilepsy
While the primary and most obvious symptom of all variations of epilepsy would be seizures of one variety or another, there are often many other symptoms which effect people living with the disorder. These symptoms vary from one disorder to another, but most often take the form of cognitive delays, autism spectrum type characteristics and other neurological issues related to both cognitive and motor functions.
The most serious concern with untreated epilepsy, however, is the possibility of premature death. Most common among the causes of these deaths is a condition known as ‘status epilepticus’ in which the brain becomes locked in a seizure state for an extended period of time. When this state lasts for at least 5 minutes, it can affect the functions of brain, heart or respiratory system to a fatal point. Additionally, epileptics who do not properly control their disease find themselves at an increased risk of suicide due to depression associated with the disorder or even from physical trauma experienced during a seizure.
How Canadian Disability Benefits Helps
With decades of experience in both tax and financial dealings, Canadian Disability Benefits can guide you through the Canadian Disability Tax Credit application process. We will handle the entire process on your behalf without any charge to you until after you have collected the entire benefits to which you are entitled. The combination of our competitive rates and far reaching experience provides you with an unmatched level of service which should allow you to feel confident and relax while we take care of you. Call us today to learn more about how Canadian Disability Benefits can help you receive the money you deserve and the treatment you need.