Diabetic living in Brandon speaks out after being denied Disability Tax Credit

Frustrated at being denied a Disability Tax Credit, Kelsey Levandoski said that she’s more concerned about such denials’ impact on those of lower-income households.

The Brandon resident has been dealing with Type 1 diabetes since the age of eight, and while monthly costs associated with managing the disease can reach as much as $1,500, the health coverage she has through her workplace knocks it down to approximately $300.

Until recently, Canadians in her position have been able to put these expenses toward a tax credit. Earlier this year, the Canada Revenue Agency cracked down on enforcing a stipulation that those with Type 1 diabetes must spend at least 14 hours per week on activities related to managing the disease.

It’s on these grounds that Levandoski’s recent application was denied.

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