Deduction under IT Section 80DDb

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Under IT rules  80DDb, deductions from income is permitted if one is suffering from certain specific diseases.The following diseases specified under rule 11DD qualify for tax deduction u/s 80DDB. However, the prescription in respect of the diseases or ailments is required from the specialists as mentioned below:

Neurological diseases where the disability level has been certified (prescription issued by Neurologist having ‘Doctorate of Medicine’ degree or equivalent qualification) to be of 40% and above:Dementia
Dystonia Musculorum Deformans
Motor Neuron Disease
Ataxia
Chorea
Hemiballismus
Aphasia
Parkinsons Disease
Malignant Cancers (prescription issued by Oncologist having Doctorate of Medicine degree or equivalent qualification)
Full Blown Acquired Immuno-Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) (prescription issued by any specialist having a post-graduate degree in General or Internal Medicine or equivalent qualification)
Chronic renal failure (prescription issued by a Nephrologist / Urologist having Doctorate of Medicine degree or equivalent qualification)
Hematological disorders (prescription issued by a Hematologist having Doctorate of Medicine degree or equivalent qualification):Hemophilia
Thalassaemia
However, the above list does not include very common ailment-CARDIOVASCULAR diseases that are more prevalent amongst most senior citizens undergoing treatment.. I tried to pursue Govt of India but it did not heed to. It is therefore appealed to sign the petition



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