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Re: The net medical expenses tax offset

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does a hip replacement prothesis qualify as a disability aid under The net medical expenses tax offset?

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Hi @andrew64,

 

Welcome to our Community!

 

We can provide you with general information here on our Community, and we don't know enough information about your situation to provide a definite answer.

 

The information that @macfanboy has provided is generally correct and you can find this information on our website. However, if you'd like to receive a more tailored response relating to your specific situation you can contact our Early engagement team by submitting an request form or requesting a call back and someone will contact you and discuss your circumstances further.

 

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It would appear that it is not specifically mentioned as such however they can claim for a disability aid and:

 

A disability aid for the purpose of this offset is an instrument, apparatus or device generally recognised to be an aid to the function or capacity of a person with a disability. A disability aid will improve a person's quality of life.

 

Where a disability is defined as a restriction or impairment which has lasted or is likely to last, for a period of six months or more, and which restrict a person's every day activities. (this includes incomplete use of feet or legs)

 

So i would say yes, but am happy to be over-ruled by the ATO if they can explain why it is not so....

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Hi @andrew64,

 

Welcome to our Community!

 

We can provide you with general information here on our Community, and we don't know enough information about your situation to provide a definite answer.

 

The information that @macfanboy has provided is generally correct and you can find this information on our website. However, if you'd like to receive a more tailored response relating to your specific situation you can contact our Early engagement team by submitting an request form or requesting a call back and someone will contact you and discuss your circumstances further.

 

Thanks.

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Taxicorn

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Thanks Jodie!

 

Glad to see that my interpretation was 'generally' correct Smiley Happy

 

I am curious however what you would be claiming, is it the 'excess' from private health care?

 

These operations, if paid up front with no insurance can cost in excess of $75,000

 

 

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There is a gap between the amount covered by Medicare, Medibank Private.  Surgeon, anaesthetist, hospital excess etc looks like it could be north of $4k and I need to have two done.

 

 

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Ok no problems just be aware of how little that you get back Smiley Happy

 

https://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/Tax-return/2017/Supplementary-tax-return/Tax-offset-questions-T3-...

 

Good luck with the Operations

 

Also be aware that the net medical expenses tax offset will no longer be available from 1 July 2019.