Maureen is pleased to learn that the 2011 federal budget is eliminating the $10,000 limit on eligible expenses that can be claimed in respect of a dependent relative. That means for 2011, she can expect to be able to claim about $15,000 of Patrick’s medical expenses, which should save her about $1,300 more in income tax each year.
In the October Ontario election, an important issue for persons with disabilities will be the future of the enforcement of the Ontario Human Rights Code. The Human Rights Code makes it illegal to discriminate against a person because of such things as his or her disability, in areas like employment, housing, and access to goods, services and facilities. This election issue concerns what you will have to do to enforce your human rights, if you feel you were the victim of a barrier that violates the Human Rights Code.
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“They looked at it again, looked at it one more time and still denied us,” she said. “Is my son not disabled enough for the government to acknowledge it?”
In the letter the CRA sent to Roque, Marcus was deemed ineligible for the tax credit because “the restriction in performing the mental functions necessary
for everyday life is not present all or substantially all the time.”
Electric vehicles and hybrid cars could be required to sound alerts to pedestrians under a new proposal from the National Highway Traffic Safety
In a notice (pdf) posted yesterday on its website, the agency announced the
first steps toward a rule aimed at protecting pedestrians and bikers from
the nearly silent cars.
Computers were recently boxed for removal at the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind.
In January 2010, state Sen. Emmett W. Hanger Jr. introduced legislation to exempt the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind
from the state’s centralized computer network, a one-size-fits-all system that was not designed to meet the school’s specialized education needs and costs it tens of thousands of dollars a month.