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Is a person who has asthma classified as disabled for tax purposes?

Posted 9 February 2013 under Tax Questions

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My son has asthma can I claim as a disabled benefit for medical purposes when submitting my tax return?

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TaxTimTaxTim says:
10 February 2013 at 22:33

SARS defines disability as such:
The term “disability” is defined in section 18(3) of the Act as follows -
“disability” means a moderate to severe limitation of a person's ability to function or perform daily activities as a result of a physical, sensory, communication, intellectual or mental impairment, if the limitation-
(a) has lasted or has a prognosis of lasting more than a year; and
(b) is diagnosed by a duly registered medical practitioner in accordance with criteria prescribed by the Commissioner.

If your son's asthma is so severe that he meets that definition and the doctor has issued a notice of this then you would be able to claim for disability expenses related to the asthma.


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