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Is Diabetes A Disability For Tax Purposes

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Entitlements & Social Welfare Information

This is a reasonable summary of entitlements for people with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes and their carers. However, if you are aware of others, Diabetes Ireland would like to hear from you. The information provided is for guidance only, please refer to the official sites for full details – www.revenue.ie and www.welfare.ie. For help with accessing information, completing forms or non-judgemental information on your entitlements, contact your local office of the Citizens Information Service. For details please see www.citizensinformation.ie. This section covers the following topics: Entitlements for Diabetes Management Long Term Illness Scheme Medical card or GP visit card Eye Checks Foot checks Other Entitlements that may be applicable Carer’s allowance Entitlements around Employment/ Education Employment Entitlements for Diabetes Management Long Term Illness Scheme Everyone with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, regardless of income/circumstances is entitled to a Long term illness (LTI) book. All people with diabetes are entitled to receive their diabetes medications, pens/syringes lancets, blood glucose monitoring strips free of charge. You will also be able to receive medications for Continue reading >>

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  1. beacher

    CRA's website may suggest that the costs of a CGM are eligible medical expenses for tax purposes -- "Infusion pump including disposable peripherals used in treating diabetes, or a device designed to allow a person with diabetes to measure blood sugar levels." Are any Canadians successfully claiming the costs of sensors/transmitters/receivers?

    http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/tpcs/ncm-tx/rtrn/cmpltng/ddctns/lns300-350/330-331/dtlxpns-eng.html#dvcssftwr
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  2. Jen

    I claimed my CGM receiver, transmitter, and sensors last year and it seemed to be fine. I plan on doing the same this year. I pay for everything out of pocket, so claiming it on taxes helps a bit, at least.

  3. Scott_Eric

    I just found out about the disability tax credit this year, which really helps cover all of these expenses. You can apply up to 10 years back too!
    http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/sgmnts/dsblts/dtc/menu-eng.html
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