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My son was in a car accident last year and received SDI

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My son was in a car accident last year and received SDI for 11 months. Does he have to file his own taxes or can we claim him as our dependent?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Stephen G. replied 10 months ago.

If he only received SDI, he wouldn't have to file a tax return.

The dependency question in this case would depend upon whether you furnished more than 1/2 of his support.

Did he live with you?

How old is your son.

Did he have any earned income at all?