non recoverable medical costs

February 1st, 2007 by Questions

Are non-recoverable medical expenses,
in my case I am referring to the cost
of prescription medicines, deducted from
any monthly surplus income in the same way that non-discretionary expenses/medical conditions expenses are ?

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February 02, 2007 at 8:22 am, A licensed trustee said:

There’s a simple test you can use to determine whether or not a medical expense will be considered a non-discretionary deduction: can you claim the expense on your income tax return?

For example, prescriptions that you have to pay for (and are not re-imbursed for) may be claimed on your tax return therefore your trustee will allow them as a deduction.

Vitamins, unless prescribed, are not tax deductible and therefore will not be accepted by your trustee.

If you are uncertain about a specific expense, ask your trustee.

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