well hi everbody, it's been a long time!
things are going well with me.
i have some good news to share and thought "who better to share it with?"
so after almost 10 months i finally received my Disability Tax Credit. i applied for this last november.
i got approval way back in February but only for the years 2011 until 2017.
after many phone calls and letters, including a second one from my Endo, it was determined that i was, indeed, entitled to this credit dating back to 2004. they can only go back so far, and i am fine with that.
what bothers me is the hoops they make us jump through.
i had to detail my every waking (and sleeping) moments for them. i had to have my endo fill in a very detailed form (many pages) and still that was not enough. although he clearly stated that i have been an insulin dependant diabetic since 1974, they decided that i would only be eligible for the years 2011 until 2017, at which time i will have to go through this process again. i guess that's in case, by some miracle cure, i no longer have diabetes?
in the end, after patience and my own stubborness and determination, it was decided that i truly am diabetic and will be for the forseeable future!
i did receive a nice cheque which was for the reassessment of my taxes from 2004 to 2010.
i'm glad i kept at it. it took me a few years to actually apply for this credit. the reason was because of the word "disability". i realize that this credit is for many different types of disabilities, but it just struck a chord with me. i had never really considered myself "disabled" and i still don't.
i am appreciative of the rebate though, and will put it to good use!