Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF)

“The Fairness for Persons with Disabilities Act will make it easier for Canadians with diabetes and others to qualify for the Disability Tax Credit by making some small but meaningful changes to the Income Tax Act. Importantly, it recognizes the arbitrary nature of the 14 hour requirement for life-sustaining therapy. By reducing the number hours to 10 we’ll see more people qualify in this category.  As important, the bill will allow for carbohydrate calculation to be included as part of time spent managing diabetes which is just common sense as appropriate insulin dosages really can’t be calculated without taking into account carbohydrates.

~ Patrick Tohill, Director of Government Relations, Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF)