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My daughter (19) and her baby(9mos) are recipient of

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My daughter (19) and her baby(9mos) are recipient of Medicaid(Foodstamps and Doctors).She is married and live at another location. Her income was 590.00 and her husband 2600.00, I support almost 90% of expenses(rent, cash,clothing, etc. They lived with me for 6 months. She is a full time student. Her husband will file married separately in order to get a $45.00 refunds. I would like to claim my daughter and granddaughter as dependents. But I am afraid they may loose Medicaid benefits. We live in Miami.
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Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Stephen G. replied 8 months ago.

Well, the question is has your daughter disclosed your financial support in the Medicaid/Foodstamp applications?

What will she say if she is asked if she is being claimed as a dependent on someone else's tax return?

There's no way to give a definitive answer for Medicaid. However, based upon the information you provided, you are eligible to claim your daughter & grandchild as dependents on your 2015 return.

If your daughter & her husband live together, why don't you give your son-in-law $50. and tell him to forget filing his own tax return as you are going to claim him as a dependent. Like your daughter & grandchild, your son-in-law doesn't have to live with you.

Expert:  Stephen G. replied 8 months ago.

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Steve G.

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