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Tax Breaks for People with Disabilities

  • Published: 2011-02-18 (Revised/Updated 2016-12-15) : Author: Allsup
  • Synopsis: People with disabilities often are not aware of tax credits and deductions that could help them save money.

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"Tax credits offer one of the most effective ways to lower taxes because they provide a dollar-for-dollar tax reduction or refund."

From EITC to certain expenses, tax credits and deductions can save people thousands of dollars; tax treatment of SSDI and other disability benefits are common areas of confusion.

Many of the millions of people with disabilities may be paying more in taxes than necessary, according to Allsup, a nationwide provider of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) representation and Medicare plan selection services.

"People with disabilities often aren't aware of tax credits and deductions that could help them save money," said Paul Gada, a tax attorney and personal financial planning director for the Allsup Disability Life Planning Center. "In fact, certain credits are refundable, meaning you can get money back even if you owe no taxes."

Below, Allsup highlights important steps that can help people with disabilities minimize their taxes. More information is provided in Allsup's free online guide, Managing Your Taxes, on

Essential Tax Management Steps

Know how SSDI and other benefits are taxed.

Claim tax credits for which you are eligible.

Tax credits offer one of the most effective ways to lower taxes because they provide a dollar-for-dollar tax reduction or refund. Some important tax credits people with disabilities are commonly eligible for include:

Use deductions to reduce taxes.

Allsup is a nationwide provider of Social Security disability, Medicare and Medicare Secondary Payer compliance services for individuals, employers and insurance carriers. Founded in 1984, Allsup employs more than 700 professionals who deliver specialized services supporting people with disabilities and seniors so they may lead lives that are as financially secure and as healthy as possible. The company is based in Belleville, Ill., near St. Louis. For more information, visit

The information provided is not intended as a substitute for legal or other professional services. Legal or other expert assistance should be sought before making any decision that may affect your situation.

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