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Medical Expense Deduction

A medical expense deduction is for persons who are elderly or have a disability and have more than $35 in medical expenses per month. Verify medical expenses before you allow the deduction.

The system subtracts $35 at certification. You do not need to subtract this amount yourself. It is only counts once, no matter how many household members are elderly or have a disability.

Allowable medical expenses must be prescribed or approved by a state licensed or qualified practitioner.

To view Allowable Medical Deductions, see the following list.

To learn more about Non-allowable Medical Deductions, click here.

When the household's medical expenses vary from month to month, are billed less often than monthly, or change throughout the certification period, the household may elect to average expenses.

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