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microbrewguru78
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Can I claim my fiancé an her children if she receives food stamps?

 
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MargaretL
Employee Tax Expert

Can I claim my fiancé an her children if she receives food stamps?

Yes, you can claim your fiance if she lived with you all year, her gross income is less $4,050 (food stamps do not count), and you provided more than half of her total support for the year.

You can claim your fiance's children if she cannot claim them (because she is not required to file for example),the children lived with you for the entire year and you paid more than half of their support.

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microbrewguru78
New Member

Can I claim my fiancé an her children if she receives food stamps?

Okay, they have lived with me for 11 months, it will be a year in a few weeks. I've started my return and it claims she doesn't qualify as a dependant but the children do, do I need to report anything as far as she goes?
MargaretL
Employee Tax Expert

Can I claim my fiancé an her children if she receives food stamps?

No, you don't have to report anything specific for your fiance.
microbrewguru78
New Member

Can I claim my fiancé an her children if she receives food stamps?

I ask because I live in WA State, not sure what rules are in place, and I don't want to see her penalized for this, as the food is solely for the children.
MargaretL
Employee Tax Expert

Can I claim my fiancé an her children if she receives food stamps?

I see...for tax purposes, there's nothing additional ... in terms her food stamps eligibility, you may want to check the WA rules for her benefits and her food stamps qualifications.
microbrewguru78
New Member

Can I claim my fiancé an her children if she receives food stamps?

Okay great thank you very much for your answers and assistance! Have a wonderful day!
MargaretL
Employee Tax Expert

Can I claim my fiancé an her children if she receives food stamps?

You're welcome and good luck!
sxi0ng
New Member

Can I claim my fiancé an her children if she receives food stamps?

I have lived with my boyfriend for the past 5 years in one household. For the last 3 years I have been unemployed and/or have a gross income of no more than $2000 annually. We have 2 children together. Every year we file tax. The tax payer says that my boyfriend cannot claim me as a dependent at all.
Why is that (Missouri State), is it because they're using the "unmarried parent" part against us?
We just started receiving food stamp in Sept. 2016 also.
If able to file me as dependent, for all those years of losses of being able to file me as dependent, is there a way to file a tax return on those lost years?
MargaretL
Employee Tax Expert

Can I claim my fiancé an her children if she receives food stamps?

Yes, you can claim your fiance if she lived with you all year, her gross income is less $4,050 (food stamps do not count), and you provided more than half of her total support for the year.

You can claim your fiance's children if she cannot claim them (because she is not required to file for example),the children lived with you for the entire year and you paid more than half of their support.

microbrewguru78
New Member

Can I claim my fiancé an her children if she receives food stamps?

Okay, they have lived with me for 11 months, it will be a year in a few weeks. I've started my return and it claims she doesn't qualify as a dependant but the children do, do I need to report anything as far as she goes?
Bwillis
New Member

Can I claim my fiancé an her children if she receives food stamps?

Will she lose her snap benefit if i claim just my son, and she files and claims her other son?

 

note: my son was born in Feb of 2020.

 

DianeW777
Expert Alumni

Can I claim my fiancé an her children if she receives food stamps?

The agency providing the SNAP benefits must determine whether those benefits will be impacted if you claim your son.

Sheree6185
New Member

Can I claim my fiancé an her children if she receives food stamps?

Would that be total gross income or adjusted gross income?

KathrynG3
Expert Alumni

Can I claim my fiancé an her children if she receives food stamps?

It is household income. For more information, see: SNAP Eligibility.

Hapygirl_23
Level 1

Can I claim my fiancé an her children if she receives food stamps?

I live in Kansas and I receive disability, food stamps, Medicare and Medicaid. My boyfriend did his taxes. He was 4 years behind. He claimed me on both state and federal taxes as a dependent. 

 

Will I lose all of my benefits because of him??

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