What is the disability tax credit?
The disability tax credit is a tax credit that can be claimed by anyone that has either a physical or mental disability that prevents you from attaining consistent employment.
Who qualifies for the disability tax credit?
- Anyone under 65-years-old on permanent disability.
- Anyone receiving disability income from an employer.
How do you prove disability status?
You will need to obtain a statement from your doctor certifying you are totally disabled.
What are Income Requirements of the Disabled Tax Credit?
- $17,500 for single, head of household, or qualifying widower with dependent child 
- $20,000 if you are married filing jointly and one spouse qualifies
- $25,000 if you are married filing jointly and both spouses qualify
- $12,500 if you are married filing separately and you lived apart from your spouse at all during the year of 2012
Elderly Tax Credit
If you are over 65-years-old, you are eligible to claim the Elderly Tax Credit . To claim the elderly tax credit, you do not need to be disabled.
Where is the Disability Tax Credit Used?
You can file for the disability tax credit on Schedule R on Form 1040 or Schedule 3 on Form 1040A.