How The National Benefit Authority Helps People With Walking Difficulties

There are many conditions that affect one’s ability to walk, and The National Benefit Authority wants Canadians to know that help is available if they or a loved one are afflicted by one of these conditions. If you are unable to walk more than 100 meters without assistance, or if it takes you significantly longer than the average person to do so, you should be able to qualify for benefit programs such as the Disability Tax Credit, Registered Disability Savings Plan and/or others. But first of all, you must do your own research, gain a comprehensive understanding of your condition and the process of filing a claim, and ensure that a doctor will attest to the restrictive nature of your disability. Unfortunately, this is why many people don’t apply for and take advantage of the benefits that are available to them.

Determining Eligibility
Before you can move forward in applying for disability tax benefits from the Canadian government, you must determine if your disability is eligible. The nature of the impairment is actually irrelevant in most cases, excluding blindness, in which case the condition itself makes one of the most basic functions of daily living completely restricted. What is more relevant, in most cases, is the impact that the condition has on one’s life. If the impairment is severe and prolonged enough to markedly restrict one’s ability to undertake at least one “basic activity of daily living,” as the Canadian tax authorities describe it, the individual should be eligible.

The following activities are all considered to be a “basic activity of daily living”:

The Best Way to Apply for Disability Tax Benefits
If you have any condition that impedes your ability to walk more than 100 metres without extreme hardship, you should be able to qualify for disability benefits. The National Benefit Authority is one of the organizations proudly helping individuals with such conditions get the help they deserve from the Canadian government. With a great deal of experience and understanding of this field, it is worthwhile to trust an agency like this when you decide to take the steps to apply for these benefits. It could make a huge difference in your life.