Health expenses

Additional expenses for a kidney patient

Kidney patients can claim relief, in addition to normal health expenses.

Hospital dialysis patients

If you regularly travel for dialysis treatment, you can claim relief on the cost of travelling to and from the hospital. There is no limit on the number of journeys you can claim for.

Travel by private car relief

 

Rate per mile

Rate per kilometre

2017

€0.29

€0.18

2016

€0.27

€0.17

2015

€0.27

€0.17

2014

€0.27

€0.17

Home dialysis patients

If you use a dialysis machine at home, you can claim flat rate relief for:

  • electricity
  • laundry
  • protective clothing
  • telephone expenses.

Home dialysis flat rate relief

 

 Electricity

 Laundry and protective clothing

Telephone 

 2017

 €1,790

 €1,935

 €305

 2016

 €1,835

 €1,925

 €305

 2015

 €1,905

 €1,925

 €305

 2014

 €2,100

 €1,930

 €305

Chronic Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD)

If you are treated at home, but without dialysis, you can claim flat rate relief for electricity and telephone expenses.

CAPD flat rate relief

 

Electricity

Telephone

2017

€1,415

€305 

2016

€1,505

€305

2015

€1,505 

€305 

2014

€1,660

€305

How to claim

To claim tax relief on additional expenses for a kidney patient you must include the amount in your health expenses.

To claim your health expenses, you will need to complete your tax return form. This is explained in the 'How do you claim health expenses?' page.

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