Long story short… been off work since 2014 due to severe PTSD (first responder). Applied for Disablity Tax Credit in late 2014 and was denied. Left it alone.
Fast forward to now, still off work and just was deemed at MMR (maximum medical recovery) by WSIB and will be receiving a NEL payout and can never work again due to severe and “marked” impairment (class 4 out of a maximum of 5) as identified by an independent psychiatric assessor. I’m in receipt of CPP-D (claim was approved with zero hassle), WSIB (now permanent until age 65), and Great West Life insurance Disability, all since 2014. Employer may be successful in termination (it’s what they do with their injured PTSD employees - they find a way) which will mean Ontario Disability Pension (my own pension with benefits to commence without penalty, which I have no doubt will be approved).
Yet after all this I worry about the DTC!
Question is: My application is now at it’s ‘peak’ in terms of evidence of severe disability and impairment (currently almost housebound and require a team of family support for everyday expectations - took me a month to finally post this for example). Should I have appealed my original application or started this new one submitted a month ago (to which it is pending due to requesting more information from Doctor)?. Have I passed some statute of limitations or deadline I don’t know about? I uploaded what documents I do have supporting this including the independent psychiatric assessment identifying the severity, but should I have my partner upload a personal written testament to the care she provides to keep me functional? Should I attempt to author one and upload that too? And is it the case that the DTC seems to the be the highest threshold for approval (I was approved for everything else easily, I don’t even recall being asked for any additional information whatsoever)?
I’d appreciate reading any similar experiences and hearing from a ResoluteLegal lawyer at their earliest convenience. Thanks in advace, long time reader first time poster!