Transcript - Tax Measures for Persons with Disabilities, Segment: Refundable medical expense supplement

Host: Welcome to the segment called Refundable medical expense supplement, part of the CRA's Tax Measures for Persons with Disabilities video. The information in this segment is mainly for persons with a disability and the people who support them.

With me is Laura Adams.

Welcome, Laura.

Subject matter expert: Thank you, Kathleen.

Host: Laura, in other segments of this video we talk about medical expenses and the disability supports deduction. What can you tell me about the refundable medical expense supplement?

Subject matter expert: The refundable medical expense supplement provides assistance to low-income working Canadians who have high medical expenses.

Host: How do I qualify for the refundable medical expense supplement?

Subject matter expert: To qualify for the supplement, you have to meet all of the following conditions: you made a claim for the disability supports deduction on line 215 of the income tax and benefit return, or eligible medical expenses on line 332 of Schedule 1; you were a resident in Canada throughout the year; you were 18 or older at the end of the year; and your family's net income is within the specified range for the year.

Host: How much of a credit can I claim?  

Subject matter expert: The amount of the credit changes every year. For information on the amount for the current tax year, refer to Line 452, Refundable medical expense supplement. The link is included in the Related links for this segment.

Host: How do I make a claim?      

Subject matter expert: You make the claim when you file your income tax and benefit return for the year. A federal worksheet is available online to calculate the amount of the refundable medical expense supplement. The link is included in the Related links for this segment.

Host: Where can I find more information on this topic?

Subject matter expert: For more information, go to the CRA webpage about Line 452, Refundable medical expense supplement. The link is included in the Related links for this segment.

Host: Thank you, Laura.

This concludes the segment called Refundable medical expense supplement, part of the CRA's Tax Measures for Persons with Disabilities video.

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