Section 80DD for Medical Treatment of Handicapped Dependents
Expenditure incurred for the treatment of handicapped dependent, is eligible for claiming deduction under section 80DD.
Available Deduction - Rs 50000, or actual expenditure incurred, whichever is lesser. For severe handicap conditions Rs. 1,00,000 is the deduction limit.
Scope of Deduction - Deduction can be claimed for dependent parents, spouse, children and siblings. Dependents must not have claimed any deduction for their disability.
Deductions are permissible in either of the following cases.
a) Costs incurred for medical treatment, training or rehabilitation of a disabled dependent, including amount spent for nursing.
b) Amount paid towards an insurance scheme for the maintenance of your disabled dependent in case of your untimely death.
Meaning of Disability- Disability means a person suffering from 40% or more of any of the below disabilities. A severe disability condition is 80% or more of the disabilities.
a) Blindness and Vision problems
c) Hearing impairment
d) Locomotor disability
e) Mental retardation or illness
a) Individuals would need to produce a copy of the disability certificate as issued by the central or state government medical board to claim deduction.
b) Insurance policy obtained must be in your name and should be a policy for life. It could pay either an annuity or a lump sum amount for the benefit of the dependent on your death.
c) If the disabled dependent predeceases you, the policy amount is returned to you, and treated as income for the year in which you receive it, thus fully taxable in your hands.
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