Can I claim line 316 Medical deduction for self as well as Medical Expenses line 330?

In past years I believe it was that I could claim either the DTC or the medical expenses but not both.


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If you qualify for the disability amount on line 316 of your income tax and benefit return, you have the option to claim the nursing home fees paid for full-time care as a medical expense on line 330 or the disability amount on line 316, but not both. Or, if you qualify for the disability amount on line 316, you can claim the part of the nursing home fees paid for full-time care that relate only to salaries and wages as attendant care expenses (up to a maximum of $10,000 or $20,000 if the person died in the year) on line 330 and the disability amount on line 316. 

Note If someone claims the fees paid to a nursing home for full-time care as a medical expense on line 330 or 331, no one else can claim the disability amount for the same person. 

Attendant care expenses may be eligible as medical expenses (line 330 or line 331) and for the disability supports deduction (line 215). The total you claim cannot be more than the total amount paid. For more information on the disability supports deduction

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