T929: Disability Supports Deduction

If you have a physical or mental impairment and paid expenses in order to work, go to school, or do research, you can claim a disability supports deduction by completing form T929: Disability supports deduction.

Before completing the form, be sure to review the following:

  • You can’t claim expenses that you or someone else claimed as medical expenses, or were reimbursed to you by a non-taxable payment (such as insurance)
  • Expenses must be claimed in the same year you paid them and
  • Only you, the person with the physical or mental impairment, can claim your expenses

What expenses am I allowed to claim?

There are several expenses that you can claim to receive a disability supports deduction, including:

  • Braille note-taker devices
  • Electronic speech synthesizers
  • Optical scanners
  • Page turner devices
  • Teletypewriters and
  • Voice recognition software

Click here for a complete list of eligible expenses that you can claim. Remember that depending on the type of expense, you might need a prescription or a written certification from a medical practitioner to claim them as a disability supports deduction.

Note: If you’re filing a Québec return, you’ll also need to complete form TP-358.0.1-V: Disability supports deduction (Québec).

Where do I claim this?

Follow these steps in H&R Block’s 2017 tax software:

  1. On the PREPARE tab, click the OTHER icon. You'll find yourself here: 


  2. Under the DISABILITY-RELATED CARE heading, select the checkbox labelled Disability supports deduction (T929), then click Continue.

  3. When you arrive at the Disability supports deduction page, enter your information into the tax software.