Question: Seeking Information on Tax Credits for Vision Impairment at 82 Years Old

I am 82 years old and experiencing some degree of blindness, which makes handling apps and other requirements challenging. Could you please provide information and assistance regarding my eligibility for tax credits due to my vision issues? Thank you for your understanding and help.

Response: Guidance on Tax Credit Eligibility for Vision Impairments

I apologize for the delay in responding to your query. It’s important to note that having a hernia does not qualify for a tax credit. However, vision issues can certainly make you eligible for tax benefits.

Here are some steps and resources to consider:

  1. Criteria for Tax Credit: Vision impairments do have specific criteria under the Disability Tax Credit (DTC) program. It’s essential to review these criteria to understand your eligibility.
  2. Consulting a Professional: I recommend speaking with an accountant or a tax expert who specializes in tax credits for disabilities. They can provide a comprehensive understanding and guide you through the application process.
  3. Useful Resource: For detailed information about the vision-related criteria for the DTC, please visit the official Canada Revenue Agency website at: Canada Revenue Agency – Vision Impairment Criteria.
  4. Seeking Additional Assistance: If navigating online resources is challenging due to your vision impairment, you may seek assistance from a family member, friend, or a local community service that assists seniors.

Your situation is certainly acknowledged, and the right professional advice can make a significant difference in accessing the benefits you are entitled to.

Warm Regards,

Karen Bruton, RN BScN MCISc-WH WOCC(C)
Nurse Education Consultant – Interprofessional Practice Support
Indigenous Services Canada, Government of Canada
Ostomy Canada (Volunteer)
Medical and Lifestyle Advisory Team Lead


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