I'm hoping someone can point me in the right direction here. My son was diagnosed this past summer, our hospital clinic has said he is eligible for a disability tax credit and they will sign the appropriate forms.
I'm working on taxes and it's not entirely clear to me how to claim this. Do I have to file a return for my son, so that I can transfer his disability tax credit to my return?
Any help from anyone that has done this would be great
Hello Suzanne I was wondering if you have been accepted for the DTC yet or not? My son was diagnosed in March and we applied and were turned down but I have since submitted another letter from our son's specialist.
Thanks for your info.
Our Endo did fill it out but she messed up stating part of the time was spent carb counting....We were at Children's Hospital in Vancouver and I wish that Endo had completed the form he must do dozens or them. Rev. Canada has told me to wait another month they should of made a decision by then.
Thanks for your info.
the clinic at Children's has the form already prepared - they print it out and the dr signs it, definitely know what they are doing on this one. hope it works out for you
I am now thinking Revenue Canada told me to wait another month then my 90 days to Object their decision will have expired. I so wish we lived closer to Children's Hospital. I wanted to have the form done there but the Social Worker said to wait until we were back in Kelowna...now here we are 5 months later without a positive decision.
The more I do this, the more I think Revenue Canada will hose you any chance they get rather than promoting a good thing for Canadians.
Betsy, do I understand correctly that your endo messed up the form and you have now redone it and are waiting for them to make up their mind? I think if you "run out of time", you can reapply so please dont give up. I dont know for sure, but I think that you can. My fingers are crossed that they get back to you soon and you've been approved.
I looked at Betsy's profile and read that her child was diagnosed much less than one year ago( March 19, 2012 ) ...may this have something to do with her and Rev. Canada's concerns since it is not a full year ??? A question to ASK Rev Canada ??
Revenue Canada told me yesterday that they take 9 to 12 weeks to process an application. He told me I am only at week 9 and to call again next week. I don't understand this, is not every Type One child the same whether they are pumping or using shots to control their glucose????
" is not every Type One child the same whether they are pumping or using shots to control their glucose????" ...re your question Betsy ...the rules were changed in 2005 ; prior and to 2001 , only people on pumps received DTC ( if approved ) ...PS ...adults as well as children may qualify for the DTC ...I am one of those with grey hair :) (age 72 ) ...as the CRA person suggested ...it is a process !!.
Have a visit with Barb's website http://www.diabetesadvocacy.com/pump_coverage.htm
is not every Type One child the same whether they are pumping or using shots to control their glucose????
Short answer is no... they're not. They still have to meet the criteria and the DTC is for many disabilities and not just T1D. So your application goes into a pile and by the time they reach yours it can be several weeks or several days... it depends on the backlog at CRA. It does take time but the time waiting is well worth it if you can get approved. Its not always a easy process, but is one that is well worth going through in the end. I agree with Nel too, its not just for children as I too am a T1D that gets it and am not a child and they dont sort the applications by age. Every T1D child may not qualify so they all have to go through the same process to get approval. Good luck!
Be careful with how this form is filled out, they make it very easy to be denied. I applied a few years ago and was denied because the form was filled out incorrectly by a nurse at my GPs office. From what I understand the guidelines for the form have been changed so that a doctor needs to not only sign but fill out the form. The basis of it is that you need to prove you spend at least X number of hours per day treating your diabetes. For pump users it is almost always approved because they are receiving insulin 24 hours a day. Where as people who inject their insulin have a harder time being approved because you actually have to add up how long it takes for each injection, bg test etc. If this does not add up to enough time, you get denied. Good luck!