Tax credits for Canadians impacted by MS – they don’t go far enough

It’s tax season in Canada. For many of us, this means finding out which tax credits we can benefit from. Some people living with MS and their families, however, won’t benefit from these tax credits as a result of their income being too low, or not meeting the eligibility criteria. In fact, often if they are eligible, the credit isn’t high enough to make a significant difference to their bottom line.

Financial worries were highlighted as top concerns in the Listening to People Affected by MS Initiative. We heard from individuals like Jonathan who are concerned about being able to provide for their families.

These monetary concerns are very real for families affected by MS. That is why the MS Society calls on the Government of Canada to take ACTION on MS to not only increase the tax credits, but to make them refundable, putting money in the pockets of those that need it most.

Join the fight and help MS Ambassadors like Jonathan advocate for better income supports to improve the lives of Canadians affected by MS.

Together we can make a difference.

Categories Advocacy

National vice-president, government relations: passionate about grassroots work to ensure our governments are responsive to the needs of Canadians living with MS.

  1. Anne Bailey Hetu says:

    Just make them accessible to those with MS and other diseases, the eligibility criteria is ridiculous, it doesn’t benefit a number of people myself included, i can’t even apply for it if i am still independent and not bedridden!

  2. Myrna Head says:

    I applied for this tax credit and was denied as I can still walk unassisted but never asked if I could work at all which I can’t as my fatigue level is too high and my cognitive ability is not great!! No wheelchair no tax credit basically!!!

  3. Barbara says:

    Constant pain,, cognitive crazy like.. Fall a lot, can’t see for the most part… Dammit,,,,,,,, that’s not the half of it…. Do something Canada,,,dam MS

  4. Nathalie says:

    I look good and feel terrible most of the time,always in pain.
    I used to enjoy working but now it makes me depress not being able to do half of what I used to do. The same goes for my financial situation and it doesn’t help to not have enough money to have a normal life. It’s stressful and stress affect us,people with MS. Just the other I had to pay 100$ for my neuro to fill out a paper to give to gov. and when you only get 800$ a month a 100$ is a lot of money and doesn’t make sense to me that the one asking for that paper are the ones giving me that monthly allowance.

  5. Jessi says:

    i would like to write to my MP but it isn’t letting me. It says my postal code is wrong. For Brooks, AB

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