There is something with the disability tax credit that I didn't get to mention. When I was denied the last time I applied, I called the office and was told that as long as my file went across that agent's desk, she would never approve my claim because she felt I did not deserve it.
Like Charlene, I have peripheral neuropathy. I am in shape because I do work out, but every time I take a step, that step hurts, and that was not taken into account. It was really a blast for me to be told by this agent, “I don't feel you deserve this, and as long as your file goes across my desk, I will not approve your claim.” Do you know how heartbreaking that is?
I wrote a letter and sent it to the appeals office, which is located elsewhere, and to the office in Sudbury, across the desk of this lady who told me I wasn't approvable on her account, and I explained the mental impact, because that is what's huge.
I get blamed, just like Charlene does, because I'm diabetic. I did nothing wrong. As I said, we're fighting every day. There are small system breaks that just need to be fixed so that we don't get blamed for everything we do and we get credit and are acknowledged for doing everything that we do to try to stay healthy.