Does your son have any income at all for the year? If so, is it more than $3,650 for the year?
Have you provided for more than half of his support?
He did have some income early in the year before he quit his job. I'll have to find out how much. I'm not sure if it exceeded $3650.00.
I have easily provided for more than half of his support.
I'm leaving for a meeting with his psychologist right now, so I won't be able to respond further until I'm back.
Hello again tseung,
You may a claim a child of any age as a dependent who is considered to be permanently and totally disabled.
A child is considered permanently and totally disabled for tax purposes if both of the following apply:
So you could claim your child as a dependent if he meets both of these definitions, and if you have a statement from his doctor which attests to these conditions.
If for some reason he does not qualify to be considered totally and permanently disabled, then you may also be able to claim him under the "qualifying relative" rules. Under these rules you may claim you child of any age as long as he does not have income of his own of more than $3,650 for the year and as long as you provide more than half of his support.
If you can qualify to claim him as a dependent either as a disabled child or as a qualifying relative, then you would also be able to claim deductions for this health insurance and mental health care.
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Thank you tseung
Thank you tseung. Happy holidays to you and your son.