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My children receive WIC and Quest benefits from the state. Does that mean they receive public assistance?

 
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My children receive WIC and Quest benefits from the state. Does that mean they receive public assistance?

Yes. Those are government programs.

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My children receive WIC and Quest benefits from the state. Does that mean they receive public assistance?

Do we qualify for EIC? Or do I omit them?

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My children receive WIC and Quest benefits from the state. Does that mean they receive public assistance?

To qualify for and claim the Earned Income Credit you must:

  • Have earned income; and
  • Have been a U.S. citizen or resident alien for the entire tax year; and
  • Have a valid Social Security number (not an ITIN) for yourself, your spouse (if filing jointly), and any qualifying children on your return; and
  • Not have investment income exceeding $3,600; and
  • Not be filing a Form 2555 or 2555-EZ; and
  • File a return with the Single, Married Filing Jointly, Head of Household, or Qualifying Widower filing status, even if you're not required to file a return
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My children receive WIC and Quest benefits from the state. Does that mean they receive public assistance?

Thank you. What about for my dependents.? 

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My children receive WIC and Quest benefits from the state. Does that mean they receive public assistance?

To see if your dependents make you eligible for EIC with a qualifying child, please see the TurboTax Help article What is a qualifying child for the Earned Income Credit (EIC) in 2019?for more information.

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