Note: If you want to claim the federal disability supports deduction as well, complete the T929: Disability Supports Deduction form.
The disability supports you want to claim must:
- Be paid in the year for which they are being claimed
- Have allowed you to work, carry on a business, do research for which you received a grant, or attend a designated educational institution or a secondary school where you were enrolled in an educational program and
- Not be included in medical expenses that you claimed on your, or someone else’s return
Note: In certain cases, you might be able to claim the refundable tax credit for medical expenses (which is different from the medical expenses tax credit). Refer to the Revenu Québec website for more information.
Keep in mind, if you were reimbursed (or were entitled to a reimbursement) from your employer or insurance or received assistance (except prescribed assistance such as government benefits for your disability) for any of the expenses you paid, you won’t be able to claim those amounts unless these amounts were included in your income and can’t be deducted anywhere else on your return.
There are several expenses you can claim, depending on your disability. Some of these, like sign-language interpretation or real-time captioning services, can be claimed without a prescription. Other expenses, like the cost of equipment designed to assist the visually impaired, might require a prescription or certification from your doctor. Visit the Revenu Québec website for a list of these expenses.
Where do I claim this?
Follow these steps in H&R Block’s 2018 tax software:
Before you begin, make sure that you told us that you lived in Québec on December 31, 2018.
- Under the PREPARE tab, click the OTHER icon. You'll find yourself here:
- Under the DISABILITY-RELATED CARE heading, select the checkbox labelled Disability supports deduction (TP-358.0.1-V).
- When you arrive at the page for your Disability supports deduction, enter your information into the tax software.