I am getting increasingly frustrated by diabetics complaining about the Liberal government’s recent push to deny diabetics the Disability Tax Credit. Now, don’t get me wrong, I am not a Liberal supporter and this is not intended to be a political post. My frustration is hearing that other diabetics are qualifying for the Disability Tax Credit and I am not.
I am a Type 1 diabetic “Accountant”, and I am honest. I had a doctor sign off the T2201 a number of years ago. It lasted for two years when the CRA stepped in and said that I don’t qualify as I don’t meet the 14 hour rule.
In all honesty, I have to agree with them. I cannot justify my claim to investing 14 hours a week in life-sustaining therapy per the requirements of the Income Tax Act.
Here’s my question. For those of you who are claiming the Disability Tax Credit, how do you justify the 14 hour rule?