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Vision eligibility

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For some people, vision can be a challenge even with the help of appropriate therapy, medication, and devices. The DTC aims to offset some of the costs related to an impairment by reducing the amount of income tax you may have to pay.

Eligibility for the DTC is based on the effects of an impairment, not a diagnosis or the presence of a medical condition.

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Example of someone who may be eligible

Simon is blind

Simon is a teacher. Rex is his guide dog.

Last year, Simon was in a car accident that caused him to lose his sight. During his recovery, he acquired Rex, who helps him when he has to go outside his home.

Simon applied for the DTC. As a result of the information provided by the medical practitioner on the application form, he is now eligible for the tax credit because he is blind in both eyes.

Eligibility criteria checklist

You must meet all 3 criteria below. Check the boxes that apply.

If you’re not sure you qualify

You may still apply even if you're not sure. Your eligibility is based on the information given by your medical practitioner.

If you have impairments in 2 categories

You may be eligible for the DTC under the cumulative effect of significant limitations. This combines the effects of 2 limitations to be equivalent to a marked restriction in 1 category (does not include life-sustaining therapy).

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