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Attendant Care and the Disability Tax Credit

There are very specific rules when it comes to claiming Attendant Care as a medical expense while also claiming the Disability Tax Credit.  If you have a loved one who is being cared for at a school, institution or other place such as a detoxification clinic, and is also eligible for the Disability Tax Credit the tax payer may be able to claim both the costs of Attendant Care and the Disability Tax Credit.  Certain certification is required.  Form T2201 (Disability Tax Credit Certificate) must be on file with the Canada Revenue Agency and appropriately qualified person must certify in writing that because of a mental or physical impairment, you need the equipment, facilities or personnel specially provided by that place for persons with the same type of impairments.  Note an appropriately qualified person includes a medical practitioner and can also include the principal of the school or head of the institution or other place. 

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