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Posted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:05 pm
Disability Tax credit for Cdns, just to let you know people with ostomies can apply for this, it around a $7,000 tax credit, and can be back dated. Take the form to your Dr, and ask him to sign it. here's the website.


Cheers Bob

Posted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:35 pm
It's $7,225.00 for 2010. It gets put under non-refundable tax credits, but it still helps lower your taxes. My doctor filled out the form last year and they needed more information from him and I didn't know until 3 months later when I called to check on the status of it. He still had the letter sitting in my folder in his office. So I had to make an appointment to go in so he could fill it in. He gave it back to me and I sent it right in to Revenue Canada, hoping they would still approve me, because it was 2 months past the due date they put on it. Luckily, it was accepted and they approved me for 2010 to 2013. I need to call and see if I can get it back dated for 2009. I hope any Canadians will apply for this. It does help.

Posted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:02 pm
What a disappointment. I was looking forward to that credit but I guess I would have to migrate north. Washington is all tax and spend now. Forget about any more tax credits in the USA.

Posted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:42 pm
I was approved as well from 2000- 2010 However only got credit for 2 of those years that I was working. I also didnt get any refund nor did it make a difference on my taxes. Maybe this year it will since I made more...?? It took them 21 weeks to process my forms.

Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:07 am
I'm glad to hear that you got approved budd and for all those years. I am on CPP Disability and it is taxable, so this credit helped me. Also on WSIB pension, which is not taxable.

Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:39 pm
Thanks for this info Bob.  I am printing out the form as I type this and will be taking it to my doctor to see what he says.  
Worth a shot!

Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:55 pm
thanks for the info; ordered forms online - new ilesotomy since aug.2010, hopefully arrive before a doc.appt at end of march

Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 4:27 pm
You're quite welcome
You shouldn't have any problem qualifying. To tell the truth I forgot about it and unsure if the gal that did our taxes last year submitted it   just remember to renew it evry 5 yrs.
Cheers Bob

Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 5:38 pm
Revenue canada is difficult to deal with in my experience.  I had to submit the claim twice bcause the forms changed every couple of months.  My doctor was a trooper, however, and filled them out until they finally accepted my claim.  Just refiled again after 5 years was up.  Website says it can take months to get approval.  I know several people who were rejected and did not reapply (felt it wasn't worth the aggravation).  That is a mistake.  Persistence pays.

Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:09 pm
Hey Bob,  is this different from being on LTD from your work?  I don't really understand.  I've been off since 2008.  Ostomy since 2009.  Can you explain to me please?  I did order the forms just know.  thanks

Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:30 pm
Funnygurl, you're correct about re-applying and being persistent.

Betty, it works similiar to your basic exemption, in that you won't pay tax on $7225 of your income, if that makes sense ?   Could be worth $2000.00 or so, depending on your earnings etc.
IIRC it goes on line 126 or 136 of your tax form.
You should be able to download the forms also.

Cheers Bob

Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 6:50 pm
Can anyone with an ostomy claim this or do you have to be disabled?

Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:18 pm
Hi Holly, in my opinion, anyone with an ostomy can claim for the tax credit.

Cheers Bob

Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:10 pm
Thanks Bob I'll have to take the form to my Dr.

Posted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:46 am
dohhh   may i hav some money am in australia  havnt had a 'proper paying job since 2001 wow couldnt believe it my self i deserve it to hun how could i get it here sue the government for pollution  hahahah gimme gimmeeeeeeeeee pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeee mare moozaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
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