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Can i claim my grandmother even though she has recieved ssi for her ex husbands retirement and ssi because of her age 73 all year long?

 
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Can i claim my grandmother even though she has recieved ssi for her ex husbands retirement and ssi because of her age 73 all year long?

You may be able to claim them as a dependent if they meet all the requirements under the Qualifying Relative rules.

Are they paying for over one-half of their support with the income from Social Security?  Use this website to determine the support provided - https://apps.irs.gov/app/vita/content/globalmedia/teacher/worksheet_for_determining_support_4012.pdf

To be a Qualifying Relative -

1. The person cannot be your qualifying child or the qualifying child of any other taxpayer. A child is not the qualifying child of any other taxpayer if the child's parent (or any other person for whom the child is defined as a qualifying child) is not required to file an income tax return or files an income tax return only to get a refund on income tax withheld.

2. The person either (a) must be related to you or (b) must live with you all year as a member of your household. 

3. The person's gross income for the year must be less than $4,050 (social security does not count) in 2017

4. You must provide more than half of the person's total support for the year.

5. The person must be a U.S. citizen or a U.S., Canada, or Mexico resident for some part of the year.

6. The person must not file a joint return with their spouse.

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