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Old 03-01-2017, 10:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Sunchimes View Post
I have a special needs child whose doctor said for us to add Carnation Breakfast Essentials to her milk in an effort to increase her calories and keep her on the growth charts. I have been buying this rather expensive mix myself. No other kids get it, just her. I take the regular meal deductions (not allowed on food program since I'm a listed home) for her, but since this is above and beyond a regular meal, and it was ordered by her doctor, can I take a deduction for the additive as a supply?
Insurance or Medicaid would cover this if a doctor writes a prescription. I have 19 month olds on PediaSure and their insurance covers it. Because of the Special Diet, I still can deduct their feedings and the parent is still able to supply the food.
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