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Can i claim my niece?

My niece stays with me alot, since her mom got sick in may and died in July. Her father wont be filing since he was in prison. He receives her ssi and chip insurance since the death. Can i claim her this year?

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Can i claim my niece?

It depends.  Below are the requirements in order to claim a dependent on your return that is a relative.  Some of the requirements as to whether you can claim her will depend upon her age and how much financial support you provided for her.  TurboTax will walk you through the questions of eligibility to see if you can claim her as a dependent.

Here is information on what the requirements for financial support in order to claim a dependent:

And here is information on whether the dependent has had to live with you: