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I have a special need child with learning disabilities and i support her more than 50% and she is 18 yrs. old. can I claim her as dependent still yet?

 
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KarenJ
Intuit Alumni

I have a special need child with learning disabilities and i support her more than 50% and she is 18 yrs. old. can I claim her as dependent still yet?

Yes, you can claim her as a dependent if she meets the following requirements for either a qualifying child or a qualifying relative.

Qualifying child

  • They are your child or stepchild, foster child, sibling or a descendant of one of these.
  • They aren't claimed as a dependent by someone else.
  • They are a U.S. citizen, resident alien, national, or a Canadian or Mexican resident.
  • They aren’t filing a joint return with their spouse.
  • They are younger than you and under the age of 19 (or 24 for full-time students).
    • No age limit for permanently and totally disabled children.
  • They live with you for more than half the year (exceptions apply).
  • They did not provide more than half of their own support.

Qualifying relative

  • They don't have to be related to you.
  • They aren't claimed as a dependent by someone else.
  • They are a U.S. citizen, resident alien, national, or a Canadian or Mexican resident.
  • They aren’t filing a joint return with their spouse.
  • They lived with you the entire year or they were related to you.
  • They made less than $4,200 in 2019.
  • You provided more than half of their financial support. 

 

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KarenJ
Intuit Alumni

I have a special need child with learning disabilities and i support her more than 50% and she is 18 yrs. old. can I claim her as dependent still yet?

Yes, you can claim her as a dependent if she meets the following requirements for either a qualifying child or a qualifying relative.

Qualifying child

  • They are your child or stepchild, foster child, sibling or a descendant of one of these.
  • They aren't claimed as a dependent by someone else.
  • They are a U.S. citizen, resident alien, national, or a Canadian or Mexican resident.
  • They aren’t filing a joint return with their spouse.
  • They are younger than you and under the age of 19 (or 24 for full-time students).
    • No age limit for permanently and totally disabled children.
  • They live with you for more than half the year (exceptions apply).
  • They did not provide more than half of their own support.

Qualifying relative

  • They don't have to be related to you.
  • They aren't claimed as a dependent by someone else.
  • They are a U.S. citizen, resident alien, national, or a Canadian or Mexican resident.
  • They aren’t filing a joint return with their spouse.
  • They lived with you the entire year or they were related to you.
  • They made less than $4,200 in 2019.
  • You provided more than half of their financial support. 

 

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