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I am blind in one eye am I classed as disabled.

Posted 21 April 2015 under Tax Q&A


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Miew says:
14 April 2015 at 23:08

I am blind in my left eye due to a motorcycle accident 17 years ago I have never claimed and my doctor knows I have no sight in this eye . I was recently told I can claim as disabled due to this condition. I am on low pay and also have to pay for my medication for a heart conditions . . I was receiving working tax credit but now I been told I have to pay for my medication . . . Can you please offer me some advice if I am able to claim for help?

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TaxTim TaxTim says:
15 April 2015 at 12:05

Yes, you would need your doctor to complete a ITR-DD form and submit this to SARS to get approval for being impaired which will allow you to deduct all your medical expenses in full.


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