I realize you have a question about social security. My goal is to help you better understand your options.
Thank you for your question.
Your tax status has nothing to do with your entitlement to any benefits
Therefore, if you were claimed as a dependent on your mother's return, you will still get your full benefit
There is no impact
OK. I just assumed that I would get more money if I were considered independent.
If you owe no tax, and you paid in $500 the most you could get back is $500
it doesn't matter if you are a dependent or not
I mean my monthly benefits
No, your benefits will not increase. They have nothing to do with your tax status
TaxAct is asking me to select "Check here if you can NOT be claimed as a dependent" or "Check here if you can be claimed as a dependent." I'm never sure what to put.
Check here if you can be claimed as a dependent
Ok. Thank you. As I understand it, the definition of "dependent" is if someone else provides more than half my income. Correct?
They provide more than half of your support - meaning they pay for your home, food, medical, etc
Ok, thanks. :)
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