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Topic Title: Have you ever applied for the Disability Tax Credit?
Created On: 04/22/2012 05:13 PM
 10/30/2014 04:35 AM

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 09/02/2013 06:41 AM

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 07/08/2013 02:56 PM

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[size=font-family: verdana, geneva; font-size: small;]Okay Mydiabeticjourney - 2nd form received from the Federal Government of Canada for application of Disability Tax Credit Program. Picked it up from endo this morning ( had to wait 1 hour after looking over it to discover he'd left a few blank areas - but all is good).

I hadn't had a chance to send in the original forms I'd received last July 2012 due to all the stuff happening in my family (deaths). So, filed my income tax and the forms together in April and then got call from endo that they had a form for me to pick up from Canada Revenue Agency.

I'm hoping the tax credit goes back a few years - at least to when I first started pumping in 2008. This way, paying a bit less in federal taxes will help in saving up for a new pump when George Michael dies ([url=/blogs/Annas_Blog/Animas_2020_Software_Glitch]no warranty since April 2012[/url]).

Again, Barb Wagstaff from Diabetes Advocacy - YOU ROCK!!! Any help we diabetics can get with staying out of the ER etc. with financial help to make us have the best in medical devices, etc. - it doesn't hurt to try and apply for this tax credit as I've written earlier in this forum post!

If you're wondering what the heck I'm talking about - and don't have time to go thru' the threads here - - go check out [url=http://www.diabetesadvocacy.com/DTC.htm]Diabetes Advocacy[/url].

 12/03/2012 05:11 PM

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Hi Anna. I hope you are well. I applied for the grant and it finally got approved. My recommendation would be to get your doctor to put in as many specifics as possible on the form. The good news is that I was approved for 2011 (when I was diagnosed) to 2017, so I won't have to apply each year. I am going to write a post about it on my blog [url=http://www.mydiabeticjourney.com]www.mydiabeticjourney.com[/url]. OK, I hope things are a little less stressful for you at this point.
 11/20/2012 10:30 AM

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[font face="verdana,geneva" size="2"]Hi MDJ-yes I check back here on a regular basis (I post more blogs then in the forums - as it's pretty quiet here - even when I post a forum subject <LOL> - but I keep on trying).[br][br]I have to admit - due to death in family in July - and now another death - I haven't had a chance to apply for the disability - just trying to cope with everything has been to say the least stressful (and of course, if you read my [url=/blogs/Annas_Blog/How_this_D_gal_handles_her_A1C_results]blog back in July[/url] - A1C had gone up from 6% to 7.2% - yikes - at the time that was only due to peri-menopause - ehgads what it will be now). [br][br]I have all the forms filled out by my endo as of mid-July (and he didn't charge for them - I was expecting his usual $50 - like he does for my drivers license every 2 years) - but have to take the time to set up an a/c and then proceed from here. [br][br]Yes, please keep me[/font] posted on how it is going. Any tips hopefully will help myself and others here in Canada who are wanting to apply go abit easier. Anything to help me in being able to afford to stay on my pump by lowering my taxes (and we Canadians pay more due to all the social programs we have still available - and Quebec tacks on their's since we're a very socialist (similar to France's medical system) compared to other Canadian provinces) - is always a big relief when you're dealing with a lifetime disease like ours.[br][br]
 11/20/2012 03:38 AM

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Hi Anna. Hopefully you still check out this forum. I have done the application and they have finally looked at it after 4 or 5 months. They have some more questions for my Dr. and I am going to go see her tomorrow. Hopefully that will clear it up. I will let you know the outcome. How has your application been going?
 05/04/2012 03:12 AM

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Hi Anna,[br][br]There is not supposed to be an age limit for the pump program. We will see. There are going to be a lot of changes in Alberta over the next few months. I actually only use my levemir once a day. Right now I take 40 units at 10:00 pm. every night. It doesn't seem to wear off early on me. I guess I am lucky. If that changes I would have no problem switching to two times a day. [br][br]There is no way I would aim to have an average of 4.5 - 5.5. I just wouldn't be comfortable with that. Sometimes I start feeling hypo at 4.5. Since my diagnosis this summer I have brought my A1C down from 15 to 6.5. so it has been a big adjustment. If I can keep it at 6.5 and continue to lead and improve the lifestyle I am leading now I will be a happy guy. I am a little OCD and the last thing I need to worry about is keeping my BG between 4.5 and 5.5, I would over do it and end up in the hospital. Right now my targets are 4-8 before meals and 5-9 after meals. It seems reasonable/safe and attainable enough to me.[br][br]Hope you are well. All the best.
 05/03/2012 05:00 PM

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[font face="verdana,geneva" size="2"]Okay MDJ! Yes - I use a pump (Animas 2020). If you check some of my blogs here at Diabetes1.org (and feel free to post some of your own!) - I tell various tales about my past 4 years of being on a pump (first there was Antonio, then Salvador, now Michael - my pumps have all had male names <lol> - DH isn't jealous of that yet). You'll have to go back to 2008 I think for that. Prior to that I was using NovoRapid and Lantus (believe it or not allergic to Levemir - here's the [url=/blogs/Annas_Blog/Allergic_reaction_to_Levemir_is_this_a_common_occurrence]link[/url] for that blog). I can manage my diabetes well either way - actually got a few die hard insulin pumpers upset in other forums - due to my takinga 6-month break from the pump to prove to myself that I could get same results on MDI as with the pump. Even my endo was amazed at that - but I have to admit - pumping does makes adjustments easier (e.g. basal settings can be tweaked so easily - I have 12 basal settings if I want to use them). That ability to be more hands on with your basal rate - means for myself - when I'm active ability to slow down how much insulin I'm taking - and not go low. Before with MDI - I had more episodes with hypos.[br][br]How often do you take your Levemir? I've heard of a few diabetics that take it 3 x a day - but they are T1's that want to keep their BG (blood glucose) at a constant 4.5 / 80 and not go over 5.5 / 100. That's way too much work for me personally (I'm lazy). [/font][br][br][font face="verdana,geneva" size="2"]Yeah - at a JDRF Symposium a few weeks ago - heard the great news about pump program in Alberta! Is that for ALL age groups? Here in Quebec it's only for under 18 - but hoping one day they include all age groups - like they do in Ontario.[br][/font]
 05/02/2012 02:04 PM

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Do you use a pump? I am doing pretty good with just humalof and levemir but we just had an election in Alberta and the provincial government promised to pay the difference of the price of the pump from whatever your insurance company pays. I also understand they are going to start paying for testing strips. If they follow up on this it will be a great win for diabetics.
 05/02/2012 02:00 PM

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Hi Anna. Call me whatever you want. lol. [br][br]I am a little nervous about approaching my primary Dr. just because I have had her fill out so many forms for me already for different insurance claims etc. I was actually just diagnosed this past summer as a type 1 even though I am 30. It seems like everytime I go to the Dr. they find something new wrong with me. So, unfortunately right now I am on disability from my job.[br][br]I will keep you up to date as to my progress. I will also add you to twitter. I go by Type1journey on twitter. Keep in touch! Just added you to twitter. Have a great day.

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