The Disability Tax Credit Committee consists of members from Ostomy Canada Society and the Canadian Association for Enterostomal Therapy (now called NSWOCC – Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence Canada). They met monthly to discuss and plan the implementation of a strategy to inform the medical community, pharmacies, patients, and the general public about how people living with an ostomy can qualify for the Canadian Disability Tax Credit.
Their efforts have resulted in a trifold brochure has been printed and available through both organizations, as well as on their websites. Call or email the Ostomy Canada office for printed copies. The brochure is available for download below in English, and in French.OCS_DTC_brochure_final_rev_HR
If you are denied, read your letter from CRA to see what is wrong or missing. In most cases, it is because the following phrase was not used on the form:
“Uses a device to eliminate the bladder. This patient is markedly restricted in eliminating with a device and takes an inordinate amount of time to personally manage bladder functions. In addition, personal management is very costly.”
For Ileostomy or Colostomy:
“Uses a device to eliminate the bowel. This patient is markedly restricted in eliminating with a device and takes an inordinate amount of time to personally manage bowel functions. In addition, personal management is very costly.”
The Government of Canada now has a website where you can diagnose your Disability Tax Credit application problems. Follow this link CRA disability resolution link