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ruthnieto
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What is the form I need to fill out and send by mail when claiming a disable child?

 
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xmasbaby0
Level 15

What is the form I need to fill out and send by mail when claiming a disable child?

DISABLED CHILD

So sorry to hear about your child's health problems.  There is not any extra tax benefit or deduction to saying that a child under age 13 is disabled on your Federal return.  If you have a disabled child over 12 and need to pay for childcare so you can work, saying the child is disabled can enable you to claim the childcare credit.  Or if the child is 19 or older, you can still claim the disabled child as your dependent.  Otherwise, it does not benefit you to claim that your child is disabled.  Your state tax laws may be different.

Of course, any medical expenses you are paying out of pocket should be entered in Medical Expenses in case you have met the threshold for claiming medical expenses as a deduction.

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xmasbaby0
Level 15

What is the form I need to fill out and send by mail when claiming a disable child?

If your state has a credit of some sort for a disabled child it will be on your state forms.
**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
ruthnieto
New Member

What is the form I need to fill out and send by mail when claiming a disable child?

My child disability is more intellectual which she does therapy and all that but is covered by Medicaid. I was only worry because on my taxes I put her as disabled and I don't want that to effect my taxes. I already filed my taxes and I cant go back and fix it and not put her as dissable
xmasbaby0
Level 15

What is the form I need to fill out and send by mail when claiming a disable child?

It will not affect your tax return.  Don't stress over it.
**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
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