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Does a child's social security benefits count towards

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Does a child's social security benefits count towards supporting the child's living expenses so that the older sister whom the child lives with would not be able to claim the child as a dependent for income tax purposes
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  emc011075 replied 5 months ago.
Hi. My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to help you. While the social security income is not taxable it counts towards the child's support. As long as the child is not providing more than 50% of his own support the sister can claim him. The older sister's income should be at least twice of the child's social security income to qualify.
Expert:  emc011075 replied 5 months ago.
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