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dvblue8
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Im not sure how i should answer the "did you support yourself" question

i lived with my parents for 8 months and then moved into an apartment for the last 4 months of the year. im not sure if i should answer yes or no to this question
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KarenL2
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Im not sure how i should answer the "did you support yourself" question

You would have to consider the actual costs of support.  If you paid for over half of your support costs for the year, then you can say that you supported yourself.

Support includes:

  • Food
  • Lodging (even if your mortgage is paid off)
  • Clothing
  • Education (including the GI bill)
  • Medical and dental care (including insurance and supplementary Medicare premiums)
  • Recreation
  • Transportation and similar necessities

Support does not include:

  • Life insurance premiums
  • Funeral expenses
  • Federal, state, or local income taxes or Social Security and Medicare taxes paid on a person's own income
  • Scholarship grants
  • Income made by a disabled person in a sheltered workshop


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