Finding Financial Help for the walk in bath

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Here are some of the potential Canadian and US resources that can help you if you need financial assistance when purchasing a walk in bathtub.

Canadian RESOURCES

o You may be able to keep walking in the bath as a medical expense on your income tax. Your doctor will need to indicate that you have to walk in the bathtub. The Disability Tax Credit Form T2201E for the individual claiming the credit and doctor are in PDF format.

o In January 2009, the Canadian government introduced the Home Renovation Tax Credit of work or goods purchased in the process of home renovation. The Tax Credit applies to purchases made between 27 January 2009 and 1 February 2010. The purchase and installation of walk in bathtubs can be used for the HRTC.

o Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program (RRAP) for Persons with Disabilities offers financial assistance to homeowners and landlords to undertake accessibility work to modify dwellings occupied or intended for occupancy by low-income people with disabilities. To be eligible for this program evaluation of the improvements and is provided before the purchase.

o If you are a Veteran, Canadian Veterans Independence Services may be able to assist you with home adaptation to change things like bathrooms, kitchens and doorways. This program was established by Veterans Affairs Canada to assist veterans to be independent.

o Investigate private health insurance plan

US RESOURCES

o USDA-Rural Development Housing & Facilities Community Programs The detached Program provides Home Ownership opportunities for low and moderate-income rural Americans through some loans, grants, and warranty programs. The program also makes funding available to individuals to finance vital improvements necessary to make their homes decent, safe, and sanitary

o US Department of Housing and Urban Development -. Reverse mortgages older

o The National Home Modification Action Coalition – Home Modification Resources

o coverage may be available through Medicare or Medicaid

o Senior Health Care advocates US has great information on discounts for hydrotherapy tub. Qualified applicants must be older or disabled with age-related health issues.

o deductibility of certain investments to Personal Residence deductible medical expense. Information is available on how to go about using this cost as a deductible medical expense.

o Investigate private health insurance plan

Information on all of these Canadian and US resources with links to relevant websites for financial assistance is available here .

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