Disability tax credit for rls

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Disability tax credit for rls

Postby Rcure » Wed Jun 15, 2016 6:02 pm

What are people experience in Canada applying for the dtc with rls ? My symptoms are awful along with everything that goes along with it,depression,Cronic fatigue ect. Ive missed a lot of work and had to ask my employer for accommodations, I'm thinking of applying for this credit to ease the burden and maybe open a few doors.

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Re: Disability tax credit for rls

Postby Polar Bear » Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:38 pm

I'm in UK and don't personally know of anyone who has applied for it over here. Nearly sure that in the past there has been a member or two who had success in the USA with a disability application.

If you do a search at the top right of the page for disability allowance it will bring up posts pretty much based in the USA.
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Re: Disability tax credit for rls

Postby debbluebird » Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:44 pm

I got my disability in US, three years ago. Mine was for short term memory loss as a result of sleep deprivation from RLS PLMs. Was tested by neurologist.
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Re: Disability tax credit for rls

Postby badnights » Thu Jun 16, 2016 3:03 am

I'm in Canada but I haven't gone the disability route. I have an accommodation at work that allows me to work only 6 hours per day, but I don't really make use of it. I think if you have a good doctor in your corner, that is where the fight takes place - your doctor has to convince the feds that RLS/WED is disabling you. But I don;t really know the procedure. I'm interested in hearing about it if you do try it, as I'm sure others are as well.
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Re: Disability tax credit for rls

Postby Rcure » Thu Jun 16, 2016 3:56 am

I've checked the government web site and rls is one of the illnesses they do recognize. My struggle is my ability to discribe how it's effecting me as I've sufferd from this for such a long time that it's kinda become normal.

I get so tired by the middle of the week I could practically fall a sleep standing up. the fatigue causes my blood sugar to drop(not diabetic) and my anxiety depression and rls/pain becomes relentless.the only relief is to move but constant moving and flexing Muscles to relieve symptoms cause muscle stiffness and more pain that can't be relieved with moving . I'm forced to avoid any activity that may be strenuous that causes worsening symptoms.

I'm preaching to the choir. I know there are others with rls but I feel alone with this as my wife,friends and family have no understanding of Rls. I'm I going crazy or are others experienced this as well?

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Re: Disability tax credit for rls

Postby debbluebird » Thu Jun 16, 2016 4:25 am

I believe that you just used the words to describe what's going on with you.
We all here can relate.

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Re: Disability tax credit for rls

Postby ViewsAskew » Thu Jun 16, 2016 5:04 am

Oh, I've felt crazy more times than I care to remember. Just recently, in fact! I tend to minimize how bad it is but every so often I'm forced to see just how terrible my life is...it's pretty messed up!
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Re: Disability tax credit for rls

Postby Rcure » Thu Jun 16, 2016 1:19 pm

I agree. I think minimizing it is away of coping. Although it eventually catches up to you.im an extremely motivated person you could even say an over achiever and it kills me that I'm slowed down by my rls

I'm in goose bumps at the thought that someone understands what I'm going through.

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Re: Disability tax credit for rls

Postby debbluebird » Thu Jun 16, 2016 5:52 pm

Yes, I always worked hard all my life. I always did more than what was asked of me. I liked coming up with new things, outside of "my job description ". It kills me now that I am unable to work. I loved my job.

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Re: Disability tax credit for rls

Postby ViewsAskew » Fri Jun 17, 2016 5:48 am

Rcure wrote:
I'm in goose bumps at the thought that someone understands what I'm going through.


I knew I'd found a very special place when I first came here.
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Re: Disability tax credit for rls

Postby ViewsAskew » Fri Jun 17, 2016 5:49 am

debbluebird wrote:Yes, I always worked hard all my life. I always did more than what was asked of me. I liked coming up with new things, outside of "my job description ". It kills me now that I am unable to work. I loved my job.


That makes me so sad that it has affected you this way (and so many of the rest of us).
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Re: Disability tax credit for rls

Postby Polar Bear » Fri Jun 17, 2016 4:41 pm

I'm pretty sure that at one time there were similar comments in a thread about how most of us sufferers like to 'get things done' and go 'the extra mile' in anything we do (when we are/were fit and able).
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Re: Disability tax credit for rls

Postby badnights » Sun Jun 19, 2016 10:32 pm

yes, it seems a lot of us here are high-energy high-achievers (I don't like to say overachievers lol but those looking on might say that), and it kills, just kills, to be failing at things

Would you be able to get a stand-up desk at work? PReferably one that raises and lowers so you don't have stand all the time? I have one and it makes a huge difference.
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Re: Disability tax credit for rls

Postby badnights » Sun Jun 19, 2016 10:33 pm

But your main concern is describing what it's doing to your life. Have you tried writing down the main points?
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Re: Disability tax credit for rls

Postby Yankiwi » Mon Jun 20, 2016 5:34 am

badnights wrote:yes, it seems a lot of us here are high-energy high-achievers

Maybe it's because we can't stay still :!:


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