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national benefit authority



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National Benefit Authority
just want everyone to be aware of these scammers. they say they can get you money back for a disability benefit, and they charge you 30% fee of what you get back from the government, but what they fail to mention is that this your tax money back, and you can do it yourself FOR FREE . they pretend that they are fighting for you to get you money that is hidden, when they dont do anything. you take the form to your doctor and the doctor actually fills it out, then you send the form to the Canada Revenue agency, and the CRA either approves you(based on what the doctor said) or they deny you. if the CRA says yes, then you ask for an adjustment on your taxesto claim it on line 316. RIP offs! read the cbc about the NBA, google them with the word SCAM
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 1st of Sep, 2011 by    0 Votes
I wish I had never gotten involved with this scam company myself, I have asked to cancel my file with them and i am going to call Revenue Canada to stop the payment from going to them. They take 35% of what you get back from this. They don't care about people with disabilities, all they want is your money. DO NOT DEAL WITH THEM. If you are entitled to any money, do it yourself.
 8th of Mar, 2013 by    +1 Votes
I for one never knew that I was entitled to get any money from the government revenue dept. for my disabilities. I had to live on welfare for almost two years, ($550.00/mo.)with the ODSP telling me there was nothing wrong with me. Finally when I had to g for a total hip replacement on my right hip they granted me ODSP($596.00 living expenses, up to $450. for rent, plus special needs if you want to lie and beg them for it). I'm lucky that I have a subsidized bachelor apt. ($140/mo.). Try living on the money you get from ODSP, it's not a very happy existence. If the National Benefit Authority can get me some of the $35, 000.00 revenue Canada has for disabled people I say hooray for them I'll gladly give them 30% of any money they get me from this fund, a fund I knew nothing about and would never have applied for in the first place. Why does the ODSP, or any of the social agencies for disabled people tell you about this special fund?
Steven D. Briggs
 7th of Nov, 2013 by    +1 Votes
NBA is a ripoff. All forms are available FREE on the CRA website. Just have your doctor fill them out and mail them to CRA. If you're approved, just file for tax adjusment for previous ten years and wait for your cheque. I got $17, 000 in back taxes. If I had signed with NBA they would have taken $6, 000 of MY money! NBA are evil people.
 24th of Nov, 2013 by    -1 Votes
Well, I have a severe loss of hearing. I applied disability credit through this company. I have not received any money from CRA yet. Anyway, this is not scam. A scam is what they tell you is not true. But NBA is very explicit. I have to pay 25 dollars for processing fee and they will get their share of 30 percent from whatever I receive from CRA. If I get nothing from CRA, they get nothing, too. So, tell me where is the scam? I agree coz I do not have the time and expertise to do the claim. And with the numerous testimonials (almost 600), how could this be a scam? And this is a company with many employees, , they have to make money, too. If you do not want them to slice 30 percent from what you get, they do not force you to let them do the job. Do it yourself if you want to get all the credits (money). Clear?
 17th of May, 2014 by    +1 Votes
If you can't fill out your sin, name address and phone number and then hand over the forms to your doctor because that is just too much paperwork to apply for a refund of taxes owed to you, then maybe NBA is for you.

Seriously, this is not magic, it isn't work and they are doing nothing you can't do by yourself or have someone else help you with for free. Even CRA telephone agents will tell you all about the DTC and what and how to file. But please know this...it is a non-refundable credit, meaning if you have paid taxes through employment the last 10years, there won't be any payment to get. CPP and ODSP Disability income is not taxed at source, so don't expect a refund. NBA knows this, but still get your application fee. Getting involved with NBA Is like dealing with the mafia...and BTW, I AM ONE OF THOSE PHONE AGENTS AT CRA AND I LOVE HELPING PEOPLE FOR FREE! 1-800-959-8281
 17th of May, 2014 by    0 Votes
Sorry I meant if you haven't paid taxes, there is nothing to get back. The DTC allows you to reduce the tax obligations on your income. You can adjust back to 10 years, or whenever your disability caused you to be impacted in daily activities., which ever is the shortest. Please don't give away you hard earned money to NBA.
 27th of Jun, 2014 by    0 Votes
Qualifying for the Disability Tax Credit ) "DTC")is of value in two ways. If you have taxable income, the DTC can shelter approximately $7500 of taxable income. Taxpayers may amend tax returns for prior years back to the date the disability occurred. In addition, the DTC is a requirement to register for a Registered Disability Savings Plan where the government matches contributions to your plan, depending on your age and income. Again, the plan has retroactive features. Any accountant can help ;you set up these plans or you can call CRA for help. The cost is minimal.. For further help email me: karlalfredwalsh@yahoo.ca
 22nd of Nov, 2014 by    0 Votes
I can tell you from my personal experience, NBA is NOT a scam, I've been collecting CPP Disability for 13 years I only found about this in 2013, I applied, got some forms had my doctor fill them out, returned the forms in prepaid envelope appx. 5 weeks later I received a cheque (quite substantial amount)! No problems with National Benefit Authority, they are there to help. Yes they do take 30% but I don't have any issue with that as they can go back up to 10 years.
 23rd of Mar, 2015 by    +1 Votes
There is no "special fund" for people with disabilities in Ontario. NBA are referring to the Disability Tax Credit. Anyone can do this paperwork, it is very simple and maybe 1 or 2 pages max. You get a medical filled out by your doctor that provides the date you became disabled. If that date was 20 years ago, and you are approved for the Disability Tax Credit (DTC) AND you have filed taxes for 20 years, Revenue Canada will go back and adjust your taxes for 20 years with this $4000 tax credit. You cannot simply multiply $4000 x 20 years. If you have worked for 5 years and been disabled for 2 years, you would have the last 2 years of taxes re-filed during the time you were recognized as disabled by the government and CRA. If you have been on welfare or odsp your entire life or as long as your disability credit covers, you will not receive as much. This is a TAX CREDIT meaning it reduces the amount of taxes you owe the government every year. There is no secret fund. There is ODSP, CPP disability benefits and EI sick benefits which are short term to cover illness, not long term disability. If you are lucky enough to have a full or part-time job that offers long term disability coverage, you can access that most of the time. Otherwise, the only other "break" for disabled Canadians is the Disability Tax Credit (DTC). There is NO reason to hire NBA for this paperwork. They are lying to you if they tell you there are untapped resources, that is a ploy to get you to sign over the benefits you can get on your own with the help of Revenue Canada. Come on, people, don't be so stupidly naive! Free money? There is no such thing! How do I know? I am an accountant and file tax returns for a living!!! Here is your one free perk in life, you just got free advice!
 18th of Aug, 2015 by    0 Votes
The only time CRA approves the Disability Tax Credit is if you can't feed or clothe yourself...I've been on CPP Disability Pension for over 20 years...I got the DTC the first 2 years as I was bedridden but then CRA changed the qualifications to receive DTC and I've not been able to qualify for DTC...I find that insulting...after all, I've been disabled for 25 years so why can't I get the DTC?
 2nd of Oct, 2015 by    0 Votes
Part of me dealing with the NBA was the neglecting behaviour from CRA, our family doctor and pediatrician on the disability application. We thought our doctor filled out the forms correctly and we also sent the government all the information needed to corroborate our claim. However the CRA rejected our application and I had no other choice but to contact the NBA. In spite of all their bad reputation, I was able to re-apply again for the Disability Tax Credit through them and it was approved this time. The NBA sent forms to our legit pediatrician and she took interest in the case and went in depth in regards to our Cerebral Palsy. No matter how much I hate to give the NBA 30% of the refund, no one wanted to help us. Only the NBA took the time to review the forms and let us know how much money we were entitled to get back. I wish our government would have the common sense to review in depth all the forms submitted to them and verify their validity. If the government, and our doctors did their job correctly and conciously there would be no NBA.

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