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[IP] Re: Anyone have a lawyer connection??
Sorry, I don't have a lawyer connection, but I was so interested to read that
you are fighting to receive the Disability Tax Credit in Canada.
I had heard about this tax credit when Claire was dx almost 4 years ago
and heard that some families were trying to get it. But upon our return to
Canada last fall I was told by our local diabetes association that no one got
it and it wasn't even an issue!!
Shelly, I would love to have more info on this, as I will also apply and
be prepared to fight for it. I think it is pitiful the support that children
get in this country when they have special medical needs. We have no
equivalent of the Section 504--everything is ad hoc and up to the local
school boards who can make arbitrary decisions.
We lived in the UK for 2 years. After being there one year, by chance I
found out that Claire was eligible to apply for a Disablility Living
Allowance. The British diabetes association had lobbied very hard to have
kids with diabetes be eligible for this. There were special rules to assess
children, with 8 years of age being something of a determining factor. I
applied and Claire was awarded DLA at the highest rate, it was based on how
much care and supervision was needed and was a very long and detailed form.
It was an awesome amount of money, I couldn't believe it. I myself also then
received Invalid Carers Allowance because I didn't work. Now I know that
many object to the names of these allowances, but its just a catch-all term.
And it really helps relieve the financial burden when Moms just can't work
because their kids need so much care.
I must admit, it was hard to give up so much money to return to Canada,
where we don't even get a tax break!!! But in the UK its impossible to get
kids on pumps.....so we made the decision to return.
Barbara, Mum of Claire 6, pumping soon
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