A person is considered to have a marked restriction in walking if, even with appropriate therapy, medication, and devices (for example: cane, occupational therapy), they meet both of the following criteria:

  • They are unable or take an inordinate amount of time to walk.
  • This is the case all or substantially all of the time (at least 90% of the time).
Examples for walking 

Example 1

Rose relies on a wheelchair outside the home, even for short distances.

Example 2

Abder is unable to walk a short distance, such as 100 metres (about one city block).

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For some people, it may be that mobility poses a significant challenge: for instance, the ability to walk even a short distance like one city block.

The first example shows a person with no apparent mobility impairment, walking a city block without any issues.

In this example, the individual would not qualify for the disability tax credit (DTC).

The second example shows a person using a cane that assists the person in walking at a similar pace to an individual walking without the use of an aid.

In this example, the individual would not qualify for the DTC because the individual is able to walk the city block with the use of an aid, without taking an inordinate amount of time.

The third example shows a person attempting to walk a city block, however this individual has to stop frequently to rest, because of shortness of breath or pain.

In this third example, the individual would qualify for the DTC.

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