Children and adults with type 1 diabetes MAY qualify for a Federal and Provincial Disability Tax credit.
I could not find a discussion on this topic ...so here goes : I found on the Childrens Hospital , Vancouver , BC 's website : dtcdiab.pdf( 69KB ) ....I am the gal , that does not know much about computers, so I hope you are able to open this without problems, alternatively google BC Childrens Hospital Vancouver, link to Endocrinology & Diabetes Unit , Diabetes handouts, Especially for parents and caregivers. The CDA website , under advocay has a heading as well .
I have successfully applied in the past , however my GP did not complete the form correctly for 2007 tax year and I was denied...I have more home work to do for the coming tax year. My Specialist said, that she will sign the form , so I am optimistic( as a pumper and CGM user ) .
Edit, December 19, 2010.
...According to the posting I added : Registered Disability Savings Plan is dependent on qualifying for the DTC .
Edit , Jan . 14, 2011 with thanks to Jimmy !! ...the link to the printable form ; please note it states , one cannot save the form on the computer
Edit( thanks Peetie for the ASK ) : May 26, 2012 T2's on MDI/insulin pumping and testing intensively may qualify
At an event for pumpers and prospective pumpers earlier this week with the 3 pump reps in attendance , the MC mentioned the Disability Tax Credit and the Disability Savings Plan ...for some this was a news item and they plan to share it with others .
MC also mentioned, that there are companies , who will assist for a fee in completing the forms . Barb 's website was mentioned
NO fee, however a donation towards the upkeep of the website maybe in place !!??
O.K. so this has been along time coming....
I had found out MY letter,from CRA, was sent to the last address of my Dr.
needless to say ....almost a year later it has been re sent to my Dr. at the new address.
I had the chance to go over it with my Dr. to see the latest questions
Q.1 Enter the mount of time spent administering and tending to life sustaining therapy, not carbohydrate calculation, as well as activities related to exercise,
Q.2 Enter the amount of time calculating carbohydrate as well as activities related to exercise.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!??
Not sure if they would try to deduct the total from the life sustaining therapy ???
1type2go : the good news is , you should qualify retro-active !! .
Time it takes weekly to Carb counting and Exercise are not included to reach the 14 hours ...others have recorded in the discussion how to arrive at the 14 hours minimum as well ...and your Doc has to complete forms .
Did I understand your comments correctly ?
As read in Abilities Magazine , Spring 2012 issue 89 , page 48 website abilities.ca : Family Caregiver Tax Credit ...the New Caregiver Credit Benifits Spouses .
Tax Tips article on the MS Society website at mssociety.ca ( About MS/Tips for living with MS )
Wish me luck. Have forms in hand and am off to Endo app't tomorrow. Hoping this will come through for me. I do have one question though. Regarding the back dating. I was diagnosed 4 years ago but have only been on the pump for 3. Does just doing the shots qualify as life sustaining therapy? Any info would be most helpful. :)
dzinermom1 Ya Shots count
One once stated can you drive,cook,have a meaningful conversation,or do anything else while (administering) calculating, drawing up insulin, and the injecting without interruption CONFIDENTLY without making a life altering mistake.
I have this on the thread to peek at PUMP ACTIVITIES: & Mutiple Daily Injections:
On page 12
I have been accepted and await my return the month. It's bin a long time comin'