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I paid for my adult sons medically necessary rehab (doctors letter). He is independent now but could not work without it. Can I claim it as a medical expense?

My adult son needed drug and alcohol rehab which I paid for. He could not work without it and had a doctors note to get into a rehab clinic. He did not and still does not live with me but could not work any longer without the treatment. I do not know if he qualifies as a dependent or if I can claim the $15,000 in fees as medical expenses on my 2017 taxes?

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I paid for my adult sons medically necessary rehab (doctors letter). He is independent now but could not work without it. Can I claim it as a medical expense?

The cost of the rehab clinic can be claimed as a medical expense if you have a medical practitioner certify in writing that the person needs the specialized equipment, facilities, or staff.

https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/tax/individuals/topics/about-your-tax-return/tax-re...

 

Can your son be considered a dependent? Here is some information on who you can claim as a dependant: https://turbotax.community.intuit.ca/replies/2647827

 

Here is how to enter medical expenses for dependants over 18 years of age: https://turbotax.community.intuit.ca/replies/3282143