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Disability definition - monthly disability income for cancer

Posted 6 July 2015 under Tax Q&A


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Barry says:
3 July 2015 at 4:44

If you are receiving a monthly disability income due to medical boarding because of cancer, is this considered as disability according to SARS?

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TaxTim TaxTim says:
3 July 2015 at 8:22

Disability for SARS purposes relates to medical expenses you can claim as deductions. Does your illness leave you impaired or unable to function "normally?"

Barry says:
6 July 2015 at 10:05

Thanks for the feedback. Yes, I was unable to perform my normal work functions therefore I was boarded off from work until I am fit enough to resume my normal duties.

TaxTim TaxTim says:
6 July 2015 at 22:02

This would not really classify as a disability because you did recover - SARS generally considers disabilities as such when your function in life is impaired over a long period, or forever.


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