Line 331 - Allowable amount of medical expenses for other dependants

Claim, on line 331, the part of eligible medical expenses you or your spouse or common-law partner paid for the following persons who depended on you for support:

  • your or your spouse's or common-law partner's child who was born in 1996 or earlier, or grandchild; or
  • your or your spouse's or common-law partner's parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, nieces, or nephews who were residents of Canada at any time in the year.

The expenses must meet all the criteria explained at line 330. The claim must be for the same 12-month period that was determined for line 330.

Completing your tax return

You have to do the following calculation, for each dependant:

Total dependant's eligible medical expenses minus either $2,171 or 3% of line 236 (whichever is less) of that dependant.

Enter on line 331 of Schedule 1, Federal Tax, the total of all allowable amounts for each dependant.

Remember to claim the corresponding provincial or territorial non-refundable tax credit on line 5872 of your provincial or territorial Form 428.

Supporting documents

Filing electronically or a paper return
Keep all your documents in case we ask to see them at a later date.

You may be claiming expenses that would be allowable only for a patient who was eligible for the disability amount on line 316. In that case, if we do not have a valid Form T2201, Disability Tax Credit Certificate, for that person, you also have to attach a properly completed and certified copy of that application. We will review your claim before we assess your return to determine if the person for whom you are claiming medical expenses qualifies. If he or she was eligible for the disability tax credit for 2013 and still meets the eligibility requirements in 2014, you can claim this amount without sending us a new Form T2201. However, you have to send us the form if the previous period of approval ended before 2014, or if we ask you to do so.

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