I am unsure of my disability tax credit eligibility. I receive a disability pension from Veterans Affairs (VA). Am I considered disabled for tax purposes?
Regarding disability tax credit eligibility and determining if you are disabled for tax purposes, the definition of disabled depends on the credit or exception. However, you’re usually considered disabled for tax purposes if either of these applies:
- You’re unable to engage in any gainful activity due to physical or mental impairment.
- Your impairment is expected to result in death or last for a long or indefinite period.
Provide proof of the disability with a physician’s statement on one of these:
These don’t have to be filed, but you should keep them for your records related to disability tax credit eligibility.
Virtual tax preparations let you complete your taxes online from the comfort of your home. Find out how easy remote tax preparations can be at H&R Block.
What’s the difference between an enrolled agent (EA) vs. a certified public accountant (CPA)? Explore the roles of EAs and CPAs at H&R Block.
Changing jobs can come with tax implications like job search and moving expense deductions. Learn more about these potential benefits at H&R Block.
Learn how to deduct student loan interest with H&R Block. Get information about qualified education expenses and see if a student loan tax deduction applies to you.