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Can I claim health benefit premiums which I pay and also the amount which is not covered by the benefits? ie monthly am't for benefits & excess not covered

I retired in June and now pay for my own benefits.  Just wondering if I can claim both the monthly premiums my husband and I now pay PLUS the overages -- ie if a chiropractor costs $50 and the benefits only cover $35 -- can I claim the $15 overage also -- or just the monthly premiums?

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Can I claim health benefit premiums which I pay and also the amount which is not covered by the benefits? ie monthly am't for benefits & excess not covered

Yes to both parts of your question!!

You can claim any portion not paid/reimbursed by your Private Insurance, (including any deductible you may have paid), and the premiums you pay for the Private/Extended Medical & Dental plans.

Here's some more information from TurboTax;

https://turbotax.intuit.ca/tips/allowable-medical-expenses-on-tax-returns-5243 

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Can I claim health benefit premiums which I pay and also the amount which is not covered by the benefits? ie monthly am't for benefits & excess not covered

Yes to both parts of your question!!

You can claim any portion not paid/reimbursed by your Private Insurance, (including any deductible you may have paid), and the premiums you pay for the Private/Extended Medical & Dental plans.

Here's some more information from TurboTax;

https://turbotax.intuit.ca/tips/allowable-medical-expenses-on-tax-returns-5243