Exemption for Hearing Impairment

Hi Pankaj, My father (Dependent) has hearing impairment of 80%. For that, I got a Certificate from the CMO, stating the same. I have already spent approx 30K in buying earphones for the same purpose. My question is

1) What is the Section Under which I should claim exemption? 2) How much is the Deduction amount that should be claimed ?

Thanks and Regards, Nitin Mathur (+91 9916104994)

asked Mar 11 '11 at 11:35 by Nitin 1133

Under section 80DD, you can claim exemption for amount paid towards maintenance of disabled dependent.

Hearing impairment is covered in 80DD disability clause.

Max deduction of Rs. 50,000 is allowed, but in case of a severe disability, this limit goes up-to Rs 100,000 (which is your father's case).

answered Mar 11 '11 at 15:17 by Pankaj Batra 5.2k320

Hi Pankaj, In that case,i can claim only 30000/- which i spent in buying the earphones. Am i right ? Nitin
(Mar 12 '11 at 13:50) Nitin
@Nitin Amount spent on the medical treatment, training and rehabilitation of a disabled dependent is allowed for exemption. I am not sure whether buying earphone can be considered for the same.
(Mar 14 '11 at 05:08) Pankaj Batra

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