SARS is strict on the definition of a qualifying disability. According to the Income Tax Act, a disability is: A moderate to severe limitation of that person's ability to function or perform daily activities, as a result of a physical,
sensory, communication, intellectual or mental impairment if the limitation: Has lasted or has a prognosis of lasting more than a year; and Is diagnosed by a duly registered medical practitioner in accordance with the criteria prescribed by the Commissioner.
In order to benefit from the full disability-related medical expenses provisions, you'll need to have an ITR-DD (confirmation of diagnosis of disability form for an individual taxpayer) form completed by a registered medical practitioner.
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