Mentally Ill Deserve Fair Access To Disability Tax Credits
By Marvin Ross, Huffington Post, May 24, 2016
“The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has ‘abdicated its mandate for fairness by denying the Disability Tax Credit (DTC) to eligible Canadians with disabilities’ and particularly those with psychiatric disabilities according to advocate Lembi Buchanan of Victoria.”
A Brave Woman’s Fight for Fairness for Those with Psychiatric Disabilities in Canada (PDF) - Plain Text Version here.
by Lembi Buchanan, Anchor, Spring 2016
“…there are no villains, only victims in this saga of mismanagement, intimidation, deception, corruption and fraud.”
Canadian Psychiatrists Aren't Doing Enough For Their Patients
By Marvin Ross, Huffington Post, July 29, 2016
“Numerous Canadian psychiatrists are refusing to fill out the Disability Tax Form application on behalf of their patients. Even patients who already have that tax status but need to reapply are being turned down by their doctors.”
By Deron Hamel, epilepsyontario.org, December 1, 2016
"The problem with epilepsy is that there is not a mathematical model to measure how severely impaired someone is, but their physician (can help) make that determination by looking at the spectrum of their patients, and obviously, some people with epilepsy will have more severe (cases) than others."
Disability Tax Credit not extended to those with mental illness
By Peter Goffin, Toronto Star, January 13, 2017
"There are many Canadians with serious mental illness who, experts say, are missing out on benefits and tax breaks because too few doctors understand what constitutes a disability."