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Medical Expenses Tax Offset - Classification of Disability Aids

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Hi. I have a client who is querying what counts as a 'disability aid' for the medical expenses tax offset. The client has been diagnosed with terminal cancer which has spread to his bones. He believes that the following expenses aid in his disability as they both reduce the size of the cancer and the impact on his quality of life, and manages the pain associated with this. The out of pocket expenses include radiation, scans, chemotherapy, painkillers and hospital admissions. From researching it looks as though these expenses may not meet the definition of a 'disability aid.' Is someone able to clarify this? Thanks

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3.27 The concept of a disability aid, for the purpose of these amendments, is intended to mean an instrument, apparatus, assistance device or any other item of property that is manufactured as, distributed as, or generally recognized to be, an aid to the function or capacity of a person with a disability.

 

 

http://classic.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/cth/bill_em/tasla2014mn1b2014514/memo_0.html

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3.27 The concept of a disability aid, for the purpose of these amendments, is intended to mean an instrument, apparatus, assistance device or any other item of property that is manufactured as, distributed as, or generally recognized to be, an aid to the function or capacity of a person with a disability.

 

 

http://classic.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/cth/bill_em/tasla2014mn1b2014514/memo_0.html