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lgaspar
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My wife works for the state as a Nurse Practitioner Supervisor and she requires a hearing aid to function. Would her deafness qualify as a disability?

 
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Vanessa
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My wife works for the state as a Nurse Practitioner Supervisor and she requires a hearing aid to function. Would her deafness qualify as a disability?

If you are asking if she can deduct this as a job-related expense, no.  Only special accommodations for someone to do their job would be deductible.

This would be deductible as a medical expense because it is a general health/hearing requirement and is used more than incidentally in her personal activities.


"You can deduct impairment-related expenses as business expenses if they are: 

  •  Necessary for you to do your work satisfactorily; 
  • For goods and services not required or used, other than incidentally, in your personal activities; and 
  •  Not specifically covered under other income tax laws." https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p463.pdf
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