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Dan3beFan
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Can I claim my 21 year old as a dependent child if he is a full time student even though he didn't live at home for more than 3 months?

I paid for over half of his living expenses and all of his college tuition.
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Bsch4477
Level 15

Can I claim my 21 year old as a dependent child if he is a full time student even though he didn't live at home for more than 3 months?

Time away at school is considered time living at home so you can claim him if the other qualifications are met.

LauraVF
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Can I claim my 21 year old as a dependent child if he is a full time student even though he didn't live at home for more than 3 months?

YES, you can claim your son as a dependent child for the following reasons: 

  1. He is under 24 and a full-time student.
  2. Time away at school is considered as living at home (as indicated by @Bsch4477). 

But before you go ahead and claim him as a dependent, read the following list to determine if all requirements under qualifying child are met. 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/5187060

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