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Section 80 DDB for Treatment of Specified diseases

Costs incurred for treatment of specified illnesses could fetch you a tax benefit under section 80DDB.

  • The deduction is available for individual assesses less than 65 years of age, a deduction limit of Rs. 40,000 is applicable. For a senior citizen, the limit is Rs. 60,000.


  • Deduction is applicable for treatment of self, spouse, children, siblings, and parents, wholly dependent on you.


Diseases covered

a) Neurological Diseases (where the disability level has been certified as 40% or more).

b) Parkinson’s Disease

c) Malignant Cancers

d) Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)

e) Chronic Renal Failure

f) Hemophilia

g) Thalassaemia