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brins48
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Can I claim for my child as she is retarded .don't have SS# but lived with me for over a year in the tax period 2018?

Brought her up to the States after hurricane Maria. She is a special needs child
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Vanessa
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Can I claim for my child as she is retarded .don't have SS# but lived with me for over a year in the tax period 2018?

No, in order to claim her, the IRS requires that she would have a SSN.  You can apply for a SSN for her and then you could claim her. You may need to file an extension while waiting for the SSN to arrive.

https://www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10023.pdf

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