If you do not qualify (ie. you can see, hear, walk, talk, go to the bathroom by yourself, feed yourself, and put on your own clothes) then don't apply. At worst, you are scamming the taxpayer, and at best, you are wasting your doctor's time.
Jul 13th, 2015 12:50 AM #121
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Aug 24th, 2015 02:36 PM #122
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Wow.. so glad I found this sight. I thought 30% was a lot but im desperate for money and Ive always heard that its super complicated to file for retro pay. Going to call CRA asap and take back my permission from NBA. Is this true that is only one form? Even to file for previous years? I have a cluster of health (and mental health) issues that have made life hard as far as supporting myself. Would really appreciate any and all support from you guys with experience. Is the DTC the form that will also allow me to get payments throughout the year or is that something seperate?
Aug 24th, 2015 08:06 PM #123
The rules for making this claim are very strict, and you can see here if you are likely to qualify: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/s...ns/q1-eng.html
Oct 4th, 2015 12:59 PM #124
I listened to all the people above saying that you don't need a company and you could just do it yourself... Had to pay my doctor $150 for filling in the form, CRA asked for clarification from my doctor so he charged me again $150 for the "service". Four months later i was declined.
So i decided, I have nothing to loose and called the National Benefit Authority, they immoderately highlighted what mistakes the Dr. made. He kept referring to medical terms without explaining "Effects of impairment". So i went back to the Dr. and asked him to write the notes in a very plain language so that anyone could understand it.
And to my surprise three months later i have received my refund, i have gladly paid NBA their 30% since my accountant and my dr. told me i will never qualify, without them i would have 100% of a $0.
So sure go ahead try to apply yourself, but if it doesn't work out make sure to call NBA.
Oct 4th, 2015 03:47 PM #125
Oct 4th, 2015 04:56 PM #126
BTW: Thank you for offending me and calling me a fool, very nice of you!
As i mentioned in my original post both by Dr. and my accountant both told me to stop trying. So i owe a big thank you to NBA for taking my case when everybody else told me, i will never see a red cent...
Oct 4th, 2015 06:29 PM #127
Oct 6th, 2015 10:46 PM #128
As for the part of "paying so much money was unnecessary" They charge the same percentage as major injury lawyers and nobody says "don't use them because they are a scam", so no i don't think its to much, remember my case could have been declined and they would have made 30% of $0!
Do i wish i got his money without paying them, of course! But I still think its a fair compensation for the risk they took working on my file.
You are probably a well-meaning person, the problem is that posts like yours discourage people from using NBA and similar services, and once some of them are declined they read this forum and are scared to even try them. That's the reason i posted my story. I think anyone who was declined on their own should go to NBA and let them try!