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My son is 25, he gets s.s.i., I am his guardian.. Can I claim him as my dependant?

 
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KrisD
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My son is 25, he gets s.s.i., I am his guardian.. Can I claim him as my dependant?

Possibly. Your son would be your dependent if he is your Qualifying Child or Qualifying Relative. 

Because he was 25 in 2017, he could be your Qualifying Child if he is permanently and totally disabled.

If this is not the case, he could be your Qualifying Relative if he lives with you, did not earn more than $4,050 (SSI does not count as earned income), you provide more than half his support and you are the only person that claims him.

When you answer the interview questions in the TurboTax software, it will explain to you if you should claim your son.

If you need more information, please click the link below.

CLICK HERE for TurboTax The Rules to Claim a Dependent

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KrisD
Intuit Alumni

My son is 25, he gets s.s.i., I am his guardian.. Can I claim him as my dependant?

Possibly. Your son would be your dependent if he is your Qualifying Child or Qualifying Relative. 

Because he was 25 in 2017, he could be your Qualifying Child if he is permanently and totally disabled.

If this is not the case, he could be your Qualifying Relative if he lives with you, did not earn more than $4,050 (SSI does not count as earned income), you provide more than half his support and you are the only person that claims him.

When you answer the interview questions in the TurboTax software, it will explain to you if you should claim your son.

If you need more information, please click the link below.

CLICK HERE for TurboTax The Rules to Claim a Dependent

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