MY ADULT DAUGHTER RECEIVES SSI. CAN I CLAIM HER AS A DEPENDANT ?

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The general rule is that Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments are not taxable and do not count against the income limits for claiming someone as a dependent.

Therefore, so long as you meet the other requirements, such as providing more than half her total support, then you should be able to claim your adult daughter as a dependent.

You can learn more about who qualifies as a dependent under "Other Relatives" at this link:

http://turbotax.intuit.com/support/go/GEN12426

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    THIS IS VERY HELPFUL.
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      SHE IS CONSIDERED HANDICAPPED BUT i DON'T THINK SHE IS DISABLED, WHAT IS THE DIFFRENCE?
      • The IRS definition of disabled:

        Permanently and totally disabled.   Your child is permanently and totally disabled if both of the following apply.

            * He or she cannot engage in any substantial gainful activity because of a physical or mental condition.

            * A doctor determines the condition has lasted or can be expected to last continuously for at least a year or can lead to death.
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