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List of More Eligible Expenditures

MATERIALS AND APPARATUS PRESCRIBED BY A MEDICAL PRACTITIONER

  • Adjustable hospital bed
  • Apparatus designed to assist walking where the individual has mobility impairment
  • Apparatus that enables blind individuals to read print
  • Apparatus that enables deaf persons to make and receive telephone calls
  • Apparatus used by individuals suffering from chronic respiratory ailments
  • External breast prosthesis
  • Eye Glasses and Contact Lenses
  • Heart monitors or pace makers
  • Monitors attached to babies identified as being prone to sudden infant death syndrome
  • Orthopedic shoes & Orthotics
  • Oxygen tent
  • Lift and transportation equipment designed to allow access to buildings, vehicles or to allow wheelchair access to a vehicle
  • Pumps for diabetes
  • Wigs if required as a result of disease or medical treatment

MATERIALS AND APPARATUS THAT DO NOT REQUIRE A PRESCRIPTION

  • Artificial eye or limb
  • Artificial kidney machine, including installation & maintenance costs
  • Brace for a limb or spine
  • Catheters & diapers required by incontinent persons
  • Colostomy & Ileostomy pads
  • Crutches
  • Rocking bed for victims of polio
  • Wheelchair

MISCELLANEOUS EXPENDITURES

  • Ambulance charges
  • Home Care Attendant (must be a non-relative)
  • Prescription birth control pills
  • Reasonable costs for modifying a home to accommodate a disabled person (e.g. wheelchair ramp, lifts, bath facilities.)
  • Rehabilitative therapy, lip reading and sign language training for hearing impaired
  • Animals trained to assist blind, deaf, or severely impaired persons, including the cost of care and maintenance of such animal
  • Transportation costs to hospital or doctor's office to obtain services not otherwise available
  • Reasonable expenses for transportation, meals and accommodation for a

patient and an accompanying attendant may be deductible if:

  1. Equivalent medical services are not available locally;
  2. The route traveled is reasonably direct;
  3. Medical treatment is reasonable;
  4. Distance travel is at least 80 kilometers.

EXPENDITURES NOT COVERED UNDER THIS PLAN

  • Health programs or health club fees
  • Maternity clothes
  • Medical expenses for which you are reimbursed from another plan
  • Non-prescription birth control devices
  • Scales for weighing food
  • Toothpaste
  • Special foods or beverages are not a deductible expense for tax purposes. (However, if prescribed food or beverage is taken to alleviate or treat an illness and is not nutritional, the expenditure may be allowed. A letter from a physician must accompany such claims.)
  • Provincial Health care Premiums are not an eligible expenditure
 

NOTE:
This is a partial List. Please refer to CCRA Interpretation Bulletin IT-519r2 for a full list of allowable expenses. All expenses claimed under this program must qualify under the Income Tax Act.

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