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Taxes, Discounts and Deductions

It's important that benefit recipients familiarize themselves with the tax rules that apply to the benefits they receive. For instance, accident and illness per-diem payments are taxable and are taxed in arrears.

According to the tax code, recipients of disability benefits and other benefit recipients may be entitled to deductions that reduce taxes.

Most local authorities have established rules on various types of assistance for people with disabilities. The extent of the support differs among municipalities. Disabled people may, for example, receive a discount on property taxes.

As a person with a disability, you may be eligible for a number assistance programs, like subsidies for costs associated with owning a vehicle, cancelation of automobile taxes and fixed fees for home telephones.

Disability benefit recipients and children with assessed special needs are among those who pay less for prescription drugs. The Social Insurance Administration, moreover, subsidizes dental care for people with disabilities.

In general, people with disabilities pay lower fares when traveling with public transportation and some businesses offer special pricing for people with disabilities.

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