Who Qualifies as a Dependant?

Who Qualifies as a Dependant?

How does HealthPlus define eligible dependants?

When it comes to processing a health claim, CRA (Canada Revenue Agency) allows you to claim the expenses you (or your spouse/common-law partner) paid for.  When claiming expenses for a dependant, CRA will allow you to claim for the following persons, who reside with and are financially dependent upon the Member. In order to be considered an eligible dependant you must be claiming them on your personal income tax return.

  • spouses
  • children *
  • step children *
  • parents
  • in-laws
  • grandparents
  • cousins
  • and more…

*Children and/or Step Children are eligible up to the age of 21, or up to age 25, if attending a recognized college or university on a full-time basis.

The key for defining a dependant is that the individual(s) must be financially dependent upon the Member, in order to qualify.

For more information on HealthPlus, please visit www.healthplusplan.ca.

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