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My disabled grandson lives with me full time and I am

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My disabled grandson lives with me full time and I am basically his caregiver. He does receive $587 per month SSDI. Can I still claim him as a dependent since I do not get reimbursed for any household expenses from him?

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My daughter, his mother, is also disabled and receives only social security disability income. The money they both receive is used for some of their personal expenses. I am not reimbursed for any expenses I pay for the home and food.

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Hey! I'm Carter, I'm a CPA and can help you out with this.

As long as he's under the age of 19, then you can claim him as a dependent. The income test does not kick in unless they are age 19 or older (or 24 if they went to college).

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