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Her income is not below the $4000 limit (you do not have to count her SS as income). She is getting $17796 in the year and that places her over the amount for you to be able to claim her as a dependent.
You may claim the amount you pay for her medical care (this would include the caretaker as they need not be a nurse) if you itemize your deductions.
You cannot claim her as a dependent. Her medical is allowed by you because the only reason you cannot claim her is the income she gets.
This would not make you liable for her tax debts.
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