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A Frind out of work for 4 years was hit by a car crossing the street and the driver had no insurance. He was almost killed and I have had him living in my home since Aug.2010..paying all his expenses and driving him to the VA for medical surgeries, He has no income. can I put him on my 2011 income tax. He was really a street person.He just completed surgery on his leg and has shoulder surgery planned at the VA. A Veteran of the Marines.
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Stephen E. Grizey :

Hi & thanks for using our service. I'll do my best to give you a complete & accurate answer. Please ask me to clarify anything you don't understand.

Stephen E. Grizey :

Yes, as long as he was a member of your household for the entire year and you furnished more than 1/2 of his support, he is a US Citizen (there are substitutes for this also, but probably not a problem), he had no income and did not file a joint return with anyone, you can claim him as a dependent.

Stephen E. Grizey :

It is interesting that you say he was turned down for SNAP (the new name for food stamps) as I can see no reason that he wouldn't qualify for food stamps;

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The accident happened in FL. I drove down and brought him back to Al as he couldn't get help from the Fla VA . The man has nothing.. We help all the peole around the World and when we try to help our own ...to no avail. By the way..May I print this out?

Stephen E. Grizey :

If his injuries are severe enough and permanent, he would qualify for Social Security Disability and that would probably be worth pursuing as it is routine to be turned down initially; the problem is that there is no partial disability in the SSDI program, you are either disabled or your not.

Stephen E. Grizey :

Further, he should qualify for SSI which isn't a lot, but if he has no means of support and has no income, I don't know why he would be turned down for that; SSA usually has you make out a dual application for both programs.

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Sure, you can print it out, but it is for your personal use, not to be part of the NY Times or the next "Great American Novel".

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