If you are eligible for the disability tax credit (DTC), you may be able to claim the disability amount of $7,899 on line 316 of your tax return.
If you were eligible for the DTC for previous years but did not claim the disability amount when you filed your return, you can request adjustments for up to 10 years under the CRA's Taxpayer Relief Provisions. To claim the disability amount for prior years, you will need to amend or send a letter containing the details of your request for each year.
If you or anyone else paid for attendant care or for care in an establishment, special rules may apply.
Supplement for persons under 18
If you were under 18 years of age at the end of the year, you can claim up to an additional $4,607. However, this supplement may be reduced if, in 2015, someone claimed child care expenses or attendant care expenses (as a medical expense) for you. It will also be reduced if you claimed attendant care expenses on line 215
You can claim only eligible medical expenses on your return if you, or your spouse or common-law partner:
• paid for the medical expenses in any 12-month period ending in 2015
• did not claim them in 2014.
Generally, you can claim all amounts paid, even if they were not paid in Canada.
For all expenses, you can only claim the part of the expense that you or someone else have not been and will not be reimbursed for. However, the expense can be claimed if the reimbursement is included in your or someone else's income (such as a benefit shown on T4) and the reimbursement was not deducted anywhere else on the income tax and benefit return.
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