Stimulus Checks for Adults Who are Dependents

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Art: Robin Mead

What’s on This Page:

  • What Is a Dependent?
  • Adults On Social Security
  • Parents Who Have Guardianship
  • Parents Who are Caregivers
  • People with Representative Payees
  • People Collecting Social Security through a Parent
  • Should I Be Claimed As a Dependent?
  • What Changes for Dependents?
  • How Much Do Taxes Change?
  • What If I’m Not a Dependent Anymore?
  • Will a Stimulus Check Impact My Benefits?

Child Up to Age 18

If you have children age 18 or younger, learn how to get a stimulus payment for them here: Stimulus Check Tips for ParentsSome parents will receive stimulus checks for their children. The amount will be $500.

Adult Dependents

Adults who are claimed as dependents do not get stimulus checks. The person who claimed them also do not get dependent benefits.

Are There Any Exceptions?

Yes. There are a few things it might help you to know:

One: Just because you depend on someone, that does not mean you are a dependent. See details below about who is a dependent.

Two: If you stop being a dependent: If you are no longer a dependent, you can get your stimulus check next year. You will need to file taxes at the end of 2020. The stimulus check will be for $1,200. A person who has disability as their only income can still file taxes.

Three: In some cases, the amount of tax benefit from having a dependent is greater than the $1,200 stimulus check.

Four: Many disabled adults on SSI do not receive their full SSI check. Learning the rules for SSI may be more helpful than the $1,200 stimulus check for some families.

All of this is explained below.

What Is a Dependent?

A dependent is any person who is anyone who is claimed as a dependent on:

  1. Someone else’s tax return or
  2. Stimulus form from IRS, TurboTax or FreeTaxUSA

Am I a Dependent?

The IRS will decide if you are dependent by looking at 2018 or 2019 tax returns and seeing if you were claimed as a dependent (reader’s report that it is not always possible to predict which year they will look at).

If someone does not qualify for a stimulus check this year, then the IRS will look at 2020 taxes to see if they qualify then.

What If I am an Adult On Social Security?

Does not matter. Either you are claimed as a dependent on someone’s taxes/stimulus form, or you are not. If you are claimed as a dependent, you are eligible for $0. If not, you are eligible for $1,200.

What If I am an Adult and My Parents Have Guardianship?

Does not matter. Either you are claimed as a dependent on their taxes/stimulus form, or you are not. If you are claimed as a dependent, you are eligible for $0. If not, you are eligible for $1,200.

What if My Parents Are My Caregivers?

Does not matter. Either you are claimed as a dependent on their taxes/stimulus form, or you are not. If you are claimed as a dependent, you are eligible for $0. If not, you are eligible for $1,20

What if I’m Disabled and Have a Representative Payee? 

Does not matter. Either you are claimed as a dependent on their taxes/stimulus form, or you are not. If you are claimed as a dependent, you are eligible for $0. If not, you are eligible for $1,200.

What My Child is Collecting Social Security through a Parent?

Some children receive Social Security through survivor’s benefits (parent has died) or disability auxiliary benefits (parent is disabled).

Under age 18:

The child’s Social Security does not matter. Either the child is claimed as a dependent or they are not. Learn more: Stimulus Check Tips for Parents

If the child is claimed, the parent will receive $500. Important: The $500 is not automatic. The parent must either file taxes or sign up for a stimulus check. Three Places to Sign Up For Stimulus Checks

Age 18+:

Social Security benefits do not matter. Either the child is claimed as a dependent on taxes, or they are not. If they are claimed as a dependent, they are eligible for $0. If not, they are eligible for $1,200.

Unrelated to stimulus checks, but still important: There are many special policies and little-known regulations that can be very important for anyone on this type of benefit. Learn more: How To Navigate Disabled Adult Child Benefit

Children 18+ Who Stop Being Dependents

If the child was declared on your taxes as a dependent in 2019, they won’t be eligible this year.

If they are no longer a dependent now, at the end of 2020, they can file their own taxes and get their check at that time. If Social Security is their only income, they can still file a tax return.

To get the $1,200 payment, the child needs to:

  • Not meet the IRS definition of dependent, plus
  • File a tax return in 2020

Should I Be Claimed As a Dependent?

The IRS rules for who should be claimed as a dependents have changed in recent years: Who qualifies as a dependent?. You can also use this IRS Worksheet.

What Changes When Someone is Claimed as a Dependent? 

If you are an adult and you are claimed as a dependent on someone else’s taxes, this can cause a few big changes:

  1. You will not get a stimulus check
  2. If you are over age 16, the person who claimed you will not get a child benefit for you.
  3. Your family member will get a tax break. They will pay less taxes for claiming a dependent.
  4. Being claimed as a dependent can also impact other benefits, such as Medicaid and Healthcare Marketplace subsidies.

How Much Do Taxes Change?

If you meet the IRS definition of a dependent, this can cause your family to owe less taxes. For some families, the amount that is saved in taxes is greater than the amount lost in not receiving a stimulus check.

The tax savings is different for every family. It is best to research this topic or try to consult with a tax professional to get accurate information for your family.

Here’s one way that being a claimed as a dependent can cause a big impact: If the taxpayer switches from “single” to “head of household” this can cause a large change in their taxes.

What Else Changes?

Claiming a dependent can also have a big impact on medical bills. For example, it can cause someone to either gain or lose Medicaid, depending on the family situation and the Medicaid rules in that person’s state.

For some families, medical bills and medical care is far more important than taxes or stimulus checks.

Caution

Please look at the IRS regulations above and make sure you are following them when figuring out whether or not you should to be a declared as a dependent.

Also, please be careful to be aware of the impact on taxes and healthcare when making decisions for your family.

Will the Stimulus Check Impact My Child’s Benefits?

No. The stimulus checks are being structured as tax refunds (even if you paid no taxes). Tax refunds do not count against food stamps, SNAP, CalFresh, HUD, Medicaid, TANF, SSI, healthcare marketplace credits, and most other government programs.

The stimulus check also will not count if it makes your bank account too high (it doesn’t count for 12 months).

Want official confirmation? Look here: Congressional Research Services Summary and 26 U.S. Code § 6409 and Fact Sheet from House Committee on Ways and Means

Tips for Parents With Adult Disabled Child

If your child is a dependent, you may wish to check to see if your support is lowering their other benefits. Most of our readers report that their adult disabled child who lives at home is still able to receive maximum SSI and full or partial food stamps.

Maximum SSI $780 in most states, slightly higher in some states. $910 in California. Maximum food stamps for a child over the age of 21 is $200. Higher in Alaska and Hawaii.

Child support for adult disabled children can also lower benefits or interfere with Medicaid, unless the funds are directed into a trust:

More Tips for Parents

Here’s where you can find info for:

  • Parents with kids under 17
  • Parents on Social Security
  • Kids on Social Security
  • Kids who recently turned 17 or 18
  • Parents who owe child support
  • Parents who are owed child support
  • Getting a paycheck while home with your kids
  • Tips for parent providers in Medicaid programs

Stimulus Checks Tips for Parents

Learn more

Questions about stimulus checks? Find all your answers here: Disabled Person’s Guide to Stimulus Checks

Lawmakers have introduced a bill that would extended stimulus checks to also cover dependents who are over the age of 16. Stay tuned.

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179 thoughts on “Stimulus Checks for Adults Who are Dependents”

  1. AGAIN, thank you for putting together all this information. It has become my go-to source. It’s so clear and well-organized, with great links. And accurate! You are helping my family do things the right way.

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  2. Hey there thanks for the blog! Very informative! I’m 31 && what I’m getting is . Since I filed in 2018 and my mother claimed me in2019 I’m not eligible. Is that correct ?? Cause I’m also seeing that we don’t know which year they will check ? Thanks so much ! I’m racking my brain !

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  3. I draw social security disability and my adult daughter is 19 and is fully disabled but draws SSDI from my social sercurity. I have conservatorship over her, Will she get a stimulus check? Thanks!!

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        1. If you are not a dependent now, you can file taxes at the end of 2020 and get your check then. If you think someone wrongly claimed you, you can decide whether you want to take actions to get them in trouble .

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  4. Why is it so hard for people who is on SSI and SSI Disability who being claimed on someone taxes can’t get the $1,200 when some people only get at least $7,000 to $12,000 a year

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  5. Why is it so hard for people who is on SSI and SSI Disability who being claimed on someone taxes can’t get the $1,200 when some people only get at least $7,000 to $12,000 a year

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    1. If I was claimed as a dependent why can’t I get the stemulus check. I am on social security disability. And get less then $12000 a yrs. My grandson claimed me he lives with me to help take care of me.

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  6. Is there someplace I can check your facts or you can include a link to them?
    I ask because i claimed my adult son on my taxes – he received SSDI and since I claimed him we didn’t get anything for him. But your blog says he can get it at the end of the year. Please confirm where you are getting your information.

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  7. I receive SSI and my little brother does as well, he’s 17 and I’m 26; my mother is the caregiver for him.
    She does not file for taxes because she doesn’t work.
    We still haven’t received anything via direct deposit or check. If none of us are claimed as dependents, doesn’t this mean we will receive a stimulus? It’s all so confusing.

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  8. Hello, my husband is on SSDI and he received his stimulus check. I’m not working and didn’t receive a stimulus check. Have tried to use the non- filers on the irs website but I keep getting rejected.

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    1. My dad is disabled also and my step-mom doesn’t work. He got his but she didn’t get one. I filed on monikers but when I check it on “get my payment” it says they need more info or she’s not eligible. What do I need to do?

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  9. I claimed both my parents on my taxes and they both are on social security, I only claimed them because I live with them and helped out because I don’t want to live with them and not help out with bills, they are not dependent on me. Can they still get their stimulus payment next year?

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  10. I am senior citizen with low social security income. My daughter claim me as dependent. She received $1200 in her account. But nothing for me so far!
    Will I get the $1200?
    What should I do if any?
    Thanks

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  11. 2018 I was claimed as a dependent. 2019 I married and filed jointly. my spouse received a stimulus check but I did not. Will I ever receive one?

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  12. Sorry, but who would claim a lawsuit against his child to IRS for having been claimed as a dependent, it’s not better for the IRS to change its rule, they know who are on SSI ( disability) and they already confirmed everyone on SSI will get it authomaticlly, the people who are on SSI also have bills to pay and don’t even have enough to spend after pay the bills it would be a great help, it’s just my opinion.

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    1. My mother was claimed as dependent in 2019 for 2018 taxes by my oldest sister. In 2019 she worked a few weeks but not enough to file taxes this year. As is the case with My 18 year old sister (college student). Do they qualify for a stimulus check? If so, is there a form she can file or if not can she be eligible next year?

      Thank you in advance

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        1. I was a dependent on my sons taxes 2018 and 2019, My only income is survivor benefits, I don’t live with my son anymore I pay my own way, I didn’t get the first stimulus check, will I get one when second round of stimulus checks come out??

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  13. So I was claimed on someone’s taxes… im well over 18, not a college student and its not a parent..
    I kerp getting rejected.. the 15th will b a month.. im entitled to payment because my source of income is chikd support, which requires me not to file..
    You state irs verifies.. but obviously not.
    I’ve filled through the non filers and tube tax even with identity theft and mailed in.. and still no hope on my end.. not fair..
    Falsly claimed so now denied

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    1. So sorry.

      Was the person providing you with free housing or significant financial support? If not, there is a way to report identity theft and false claims of dependents to the IRS. You might start there.

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  14. I mistakenly checked the “can be claimed as a dependent” box, a week later I filed a 1040x amended return stating clearly what had happened. Are they processing 1040x’s swiftly enough for me to get the stimulus check eventually.

    P.s. Thank you for your time and expertise, I was panicking until I saw your blog.

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    1. I’ve heard they’ve stopped processing paper returns for now. Yes, you should get it eventually… worst case scenerio, you can file a tax return at end of 2020 and get it then.

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  15. I’m on SSI disability, I don’t work, no other income, I pay my own way rent, utility etc… claimed as dependent and IRS doesn’t pay stimulus check pay to me this is so sad!!

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      1. When will people who have a payee get there payment? Because that haven’t mentioned them until last week so unfair 😔 these are the people who depending on the payee to make sure that have what they need and they have waited until the very end to pay any attention to
        There should be some Law Makers to speak on this. Still waiting.

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        1. You must not be understanding what I’m asking cuz I’m not talking about four me. I’m talking about my 14 year old daughter who lives with me full time. When we got our divorce I agreed that he could claim her since I ain’t able to work just to help him. So I was asking is it right for him to keep the money he got for her and none of it get used to on or to help her. I understand that he claims her as a dependent and all but does that really make it right? So if or when we get the next one, he gets to keep all of it to. Don’t see how that could be right is all.

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          1. You wanted to help him and that just what you did. What wouldn’t be fair is if you got the payment/payments while the other party is documented to have taken care of the child. If you took or take care of a child no matter what you should be claiming then. I would think doing otherwise would technically be falsified tax document and should be punishable by law

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          2. Smh this state is crazy. The people don’t matter . Never Has never will. What happens if u dont know who claimed u as a dependent or what they are talking about. . Because shit like that does happen. Theft . Maybe. Idk identity theft. . But u still dont get the check because of that person. People suck. That’s it. Hope they figure it out to help people that needs it.

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  16. Hello, half way thru filling out the Non-filers Stimulus app. I received a message saying that I can’t file when someone claims you as a dependent. Well this is the first news I’ve received that someone did file me as a dependant. I have my own construction company and have lived by myself with just my dog and 2 cats for the last 2 1/2 years. I recently have been out of work cause of the Covid-19. My credit is bad and all the claims I’ve filed, from PAU UI benefits, disaster relief loans for small businesses, & the stimulus were all denied. I just recently lost my place I was living on this small ranch because the owners passed away and I was forced to move with no place to go and at the worst possible time. I was also employed at the ranch I was living on so not only did I lose my place but I lost my job too. I’m a hard working man that has been self employed for over 10 years now. And now I have no choice but to start selling all my tools and my car and truck. Thanks to this pandemic everything I’ve worked so hard for is now disappearing before my eyes. So much for living the American Dream. All of these emergency relief funds are nothing but lies and are full of false hopes. With all of these supposively funds being made available at a time of crisis, I’m pretty sure (if these funds are even real) that they were made for people who aren’t even needy. I haven’t lost my faith in God, just my Country.

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    1. I’m so sorry to hear this.

      I don’t understand why your PAU UI was denied? Did you receive a written denial? Was there a reason listed?

      If you’ve worked and filed taxes for 2019 or 2018, you shouldn’t need to non-filers form. I don’t know why you got that message. I believe the IRS has a form someone can use to find out who claimed them, if someone did.

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      1. My disabled brother is not eligible for the stimulus package just because I claim him is sad. He was so looking forward to being able to get some new clothes. It’s horrible that I only make $13.26 an hour and work through out everything and can’t really afford to help him. I think he should be entitled to something instead of nothing at all so very sad.

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  17. I’m on SSI but claimed as a dependent on someone else’s tax return without my knowledge. I was just wondering why I can get my stimulus check If my only income is that I received from SSI, is this fair?

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  18. I claimed my adult son full time student as a dependent on 2018 & 2019 taxes now he’s very upset about not getting stimulus check is there any way I can rectify this I feel terrible. If he files 2020 you say he’ll get check does this mean back checks including any other stimulus money that’s given this year or will he not get all stimulus money that was given I’ll do anything to make it right for him

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  19. My partner and I have been together for 17 years. We have 3 children and I am a stay at home mom. We did get the stimulus check for myself. I’m not sure if he claims me as a dependent. Is there anything I can due to relieve the stimulus check?

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  20. You are payee for a spouse and have never filed taxes due to low income when will the spouse with SSDI receive their check from ssa

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    1. I’m disable and I was claimed. I’m just so sadden of us who had someone claimed us are not going to get a stimules check only because of that I really don’t think that’s right just because we were claimed. We are on a fix income having a stimulus check would be great. Because we also have bills to pay some of us don’t even have enough to spend after we pay bills it would be awsome to have some money to spend on them self. Well that just my opinion.

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  21. I received notice that I will receive a $1200 EIP check. I claimed my partner on 2018’s taxes as a dependent. He has lived with me for years and we have lived on my income for many years. It appeared I met the requirements to claim him as my dependent. We married in 2019 and I filed our taxes as married filing jointly. I had to attach a statement to my 2019 tax filing and it required a paper filing. I understand the tax filing is tied up due to the pandemic and that I will wait until the IRS can safely process paper tax submissions.
    Our combined income is well below the thresholds for the EIPs.
    Does my spouse qualify for an EIP check?
    We are ok with not receiving his EIP until we file taxes in 2020 – or should we expect his check when the 2019 paper tax form are finally processed? Or will he not qualify for any EIP?

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  22. My sister who is intellectually disabled and I both were claimed as dependants on our parent’s 2018 return but they have both passed, our dad in Oct 2019 and our mom is Feb 2020 and I’m now her rep payee but nothing online tells me what to do other than sending the check back…now that they know they’re both deceased will one of us finally be able to get a check? We desperately need it for food and clothing, otherwose we onot get by on my sister’s ssi every month.

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    1. I’m disable and I was claimed. I’m just so sadden of us who had someone claimed us are not going to get a stimules check only because of that I really don’t think that’s right just because we were claimed. We are on a fix income having a stimulus check would be great. Because we also have bills to pay some of us don’t even have enough to spend after we pay bills it would be awsome to have some money to spend on them self. Well that just my opinion.

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  23. My 25 yr old son has got Social Security Disability since birth. I am his caregiver, mom and have legal guardianship. I filed a none filers form and have received my check through Direct Deposit. He also gets his checks through my acct because I’m his payee. I did not list him as a dependent. He has not received his stimulus check yet. Is there anything I need to do and when will he get his payment?

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      1. i am 70 years old i get ssi i received my check i am my son payee and his ssi check go to my bank acccount cause he doesnt have on he hasnt received his stimules check

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  24. My brother 60+ years old on ssdi, lives with his son and pays rent, buys his own groceries, Like a Tenant or Roommate. My brother did not receive his stimulus check because he found out his son used him as a dependent on his 2019 Taxes. Without my brothers knowledge, He Pays His Own Way, Like i Said More Like A Roommate. But was Claimed Aa A Dependent. Is That Allowed??

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    1. I have the same question. I’m trying to find out if someone used my family member as a dependent without her knowledge

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  25. My parents are both on social security, that is their only income. They don’t file taxes because they don’t make enough money. My mother has guardianship over my father my mother received her stimulus check will my father also receive a stimulus check?

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    1. That’s no fair we have to wait til 2021 to get the1200.00 my sister claimed me on her taxes and my 4year old son she got the 500.00 for him but I got to wait till next year I need my money now anybody on SSI know that money is needed now not next yearcause I don’t file taxes is there anything that can be done to get the money this year.

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  26. I saw in this article you said that someone can still get the stimulus the following year if they are no longer a dependent even if they were claimed as a dependent on 2019 tax return, only if they file their taxes at the end of the year in 2020. How do you do that? I thought you could only file taxes once in the same year. I was claimed by my parents on the most recent tax return. I moved out of their house in September meaning I lived with them for at least 6 months out of 2019 making me their dependent. Apparently a lot of college students are in the same boat as me. Living on your own is hard and there is no benefit to either party when the self sufficient student is claimed. Can you please elaborate and explain to me how one can file taxes at the end of the year and get the stimulus in 2021?

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  27. I’m 22 and my parents claim me as a dependent however, today in the mail I received a stimulus check. How is this possible?

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    1. also, are you sure it’s a stimulus check and not a scam? I’m not sure people are getting paper checks yet. But maybe they just started to today.

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      1. So in other words my disable son will not be getting a check because I always filed him on my taxes and he was never been able to file on his own that lives with me? I’m just asking I have heard a lot of different stories

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  28. I was a caretaker for my mom for 8 years never worked. She passed away I was a dependent on her taxes. A letter came said dec d by her name but my name was there too. The check was deposited into an account of my grown daughter. Do I keep the check or do we send it back? I am still unable to work really need the check.

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    1. So sorry for your loss. I am not sure how it is handled if the person has passed away. It might have to do with timing and when she died.

      At the end of this year, you can file taxes yourself (even if you have $0 income) and then get your own stimulus check.

      Even if you never worked, if you had a job offer and then lost it because of the pandemic, you might be eligible for unemployment now.

      Also, if your mom or the state paid you for her care, and she passed recently, you might be eligible for unemployment now.

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  29. My boyfriend claimed me on his tax return as a dependent but I also did my own tax return. Will I still get a stimulus or no?!!!

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    1. I’m pretty sure IRS would requires that you both write same thing on your tax returns. You might want to meet with an accountant about how to resolve this.

      If you are no longer a dependent this year, you can file your own taxes at end of the year and get your check then.

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  30. I am married 64 never worked but a year my husband is o ss he got the check for 1200 but I didn’t get any thing will I or him get a check for me

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    1. Hello,
      I claimed my 24 year old daughter on my 2018 taxes, but not on my 2019. She filed her own taxes this year (2019) and has not received a stimulus check. Will she receive one?
      Thanks

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        1. If I claimed my disabled mother on SSI for my 2018 taxes and not my 2019 taxes will she receive a check? Does she need to file her own taxes?

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          1. It depends which tax return they process first. Unfortunately there doesn’t seem to be a way to predict. If she doesn’t get it, she could try filing taxes to see if that triggers check. If not she can file 2020 taxes at end of year.

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      1. I’m on disability and I dont have to file
        A tax return. I was claimed as a dependent in 2018 but not 2019 will I still get a stimulus check?

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      2. I claimed my dad on my 2018 income tax return because he is not working only me will either one of us get a stimulus ck.

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    1. I recall anything getting deleted on purpose. We very rarely delete anything on this site. Only if it is disparaging to others, or if contains very inaccurate information that could cause problems if someone followed it.

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  31. I calmed my disable boyfriend in my 2020 taxreturn.My son calmed his child in his he received his stimulus check pulse the 500 for child.I don’t understand why my boyfriend won t get a stimulus check.

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    1. My brother 60+ years old on ssdi, lives with his son and pays rent, buys his own groceries, Like a Tenant or Roommate. My brother did not receive his stimulus check because he found out his son used him as a dependent on his 2019 Taxes. Without my brothers knowledge, He Pays His Own Way, Like i Said More Like A Roommate. But was Claimed Aa A Dependent. Is That Allowed??

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      1. Free rent does count as support, so you’d need to research the IRS regs to know for sure.

        If he decides that someone wrongly claimed him… he could report that person to the IRS. I don’t know how much trouble they will get in, or how much process it would be to correct.

        If he decides it was correct for 2019 but he is no longer a dependent now, at the end of 2020 he can file his own taxes, and get his check then.

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      2. My daughter claimed here mother on her taxes and she gets SSI never work 2019 and 2020 daughter filled her taxes do I get a
        Stimulating check I have a
        Check account SSI

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  32. As of 7:58PM EST I continue to receive ‘unable to determine’ on the IRS ‘Get my payment tool’. I have not worked in 14 years and receive SSDI w DD through my bank. If I never get a payment then I know someone in my family (who has claimed me before) is still claiming me as a dependent, illegally, even though my last interact with this human was Dec 2016.
    They are rather well off and do taxes for a living. He will always be able to Efile his own return before I can file (whoever files first with children is who gets the dependent tax break). I know he has claimed me before when he had no legal right to do so.
    I can’t sue him until I can prove from the IRS that he is claiming me, if I indeed need to go down that road. My only other option is to threaten him because he doesn’t care.

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      1. I used the nonfilers tool even though it says if you receive SSA benefits to not do so. My tax return was rejected due to:
        “”IND-516-01

        IND-511
        The primary person was claimed as a dependent or a spouse on another accepted tax return. You will not be able to file a return. “”

        This proves someone is claiming me, illegally.

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  33. I claimed my sister as a dependent on my 2019 tax return, but I did not claim her as a dependent on my 2018 tax return. She is disabled and receives SSI benefits. Will she receive the $1200 check? Please advise. Thank you.

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    1. I can’t predict which tax return they will use as it is seeming somewhat random. If she’s no longer a dependent, she can file her own return at the end of 2020 and get her check then.

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      1. My son claim me his income tax but did filed me last year I am also disable do I get the stimulus check

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  34. My daughter used me on her taxes and I get Ssi will I get a stimulus check because she didn’t get any credit for using me on her taxes and her income is less than 20 thousand a year.

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    1. I like this comment I like them. all but this one I could relate to. Because I’ve been racking my brain about this exact situation

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      1. My sister claims me last year but she was working and my husband just claims me this year he get ssi and we have a child but he alway claim her but we just got married at the end of last year in December but i never work i only get tanf but never files taxes will i get 1200 check and will he get 1700

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  35. can someone please help me i feel like i am banging my head over n over .My son who is 19 gets ssi disability i am his payee but i let my mom claim her on her taxes like how much we pay for rent but not the 1099 that in my name.I havent files taxes for a while now but i like to know how is this going to work out can someone please help me

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    1. Yes, that’s true. My son and I’m on SSI. And then claimed as a dependent. We could get a settlement check. So I do like your comment and appreciate it. I am racking my brain to I am in my 50s. I need the money. Where is my stimulus check? They should have a waiver. Are people in our situations They did not get nothing for us on their income tax So we should be able to get a stimulus check like everyone else. Since we’re on Social Security It’s not fair.

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      1. I apologize for the misspelled words. I am very frustrated. And very ticked off. So again I am deeply sorry for the misspelled word. Thank you.

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  36. HELLO, I HAVE A DAUGHTER THATS ON SSI DO I ADD HER TO THE NON-FILERS ON IRS? I DRAW SSI ALSO. AND NO I DONT FILE TAXES. NO ONE CLAIMS MY CHILDREN ON THERE TAXES. IM REALLY CONFUSED ABOUT THIS. ALSO I HAVE A 18 YEAR OLD THAT TURNED 18 DEC 6,2019. IM HER PAYEE I HAVE GARDENSHIP OVER HER. NO ONE CLAIMS HER EITHER. WILL SHE GET THE $1200 OR $500? DO I ADD THE 18 YEARN OLD ON THE NON-FILER? OR WILL SHE AUTOMATICALLY GET THE PAYMENT? THANK U

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    1. 18 year old – depends if she meets the IRS definition of a dependent. If you do nothing she gets $1,200. If you list her as a dependent she gets $0.

      For younger daughter, if under 17 – If you do nothing, she gets $0. If you list her as a dependent, she gets $500.

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  37. I was filed as a dependent, over 18, and my significant other has received her stimulus check already. Do I, as a SSDI recipient, have to report it as her income, to my SSA to continue recieving my SSDI benifits, & will it cut off my benefits because it goes over my allotted monthly amount & allowed assets amount?

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    1. Stimulus checks don’t count towards SSI.

      As a general rule income of a significant other usually doesn’t count anyway, unless you are married. If you have children or share finances, sometimes they treat you as married even if you are not. Are they treating you as a married couple?

      Is your SO the person who claimed you?

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  38. My daughter is 33, on SSI, and lives with me, her mother. Mine and hers SSI come together on my direct express card because I am over her. Will she receive a stimulus pymt as well as me or did I make a mistake by claiming her as a dependent? I’m just curious. Thanks.

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  39. hey am on disability my parnets claimed me as a dependent but I did not qualify as a dependent on his taxes will I still get a check thanks

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    1. If the IRS told your parents that you didn’t qualify as their dependent then yes you would receive a check. If you know you don’t qualify and they claimed you anyways then no you will not,

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  40. My girl claimed me as a dependent without me knowing she got a refund on her taxes and a stimulus check is this right ? I get nothing? She got the extra money on her taxes and the stimulus money what if anything is correct about this situation? Plus she’s the one that lives with me (5years ) and never paid rent….

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  41. My boyfriend claims me and my son on his taxes as dependents he got a check for only $1700.00 will I get a stimulus check or will he only get for my son and him only.

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  42. my sister claim me as dependent but she didn’t see any extra money for claim me on her tax return she received 0 for claim me ? so what does that mean?

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  43. What if we’re both collecting social security benefits and are at the age of over 50. Yet our children are claiming for us on their taxes will that have an effect to getting a stimulus check. Also what if we’re on social security and don’t file any taxes will we be qualified. Or is this a tax thing where we need to be identified as Americans in need of this stimulus.

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    1. My son claim me an my son I’m on disability he got 1700.00.backon his stimulus check will I get one on my debert card for my self

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  44. I was claimed on my boyfriend’s taxes. In 2018 he has not yet filed his 2019 taxes and he will not be claiming me for 2019 will i get a stimulus check ???

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    1. One: Just because you depend on someone, that does not mean you are a dependent. See details below about who is a dependent.

      Two: If you stop being a dependent: If you are no longer a dependent, you can get your stimulus check next year. You will need to file taxes at the end of 2020. The stimulus check will be for $1,200. A person who has disability as their only income can still file taxes.

      Three: In some cases, the amount of tax benefit from having a dependent is greater than the $1,200 stimulus check.

      Four: Many disabled adults on SSI do not receive their full SSI check. Learning the rules for SSI may be more helpful than the $1,200 stimulus check for some families.

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      1. What happens if my parents claimed me on there 2018 tax return and they did not file there 2019 taxes yet? But I filed my own taxes in 2019 so they could not claim me? They received a stimulus check on April 15th. The get my payment tool has been showing I’m eligible since April 15th but no date for direct deposit and no check yet? Could it be cause they claimed me is 2018 and didn’t file there 2019 return yet? Is there anyone I can speak to about it

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  45. My boyfriend claimed 2 of my kids and myself, but he only got 1200 deposited will the kids not get 500 each? I also have 2 kids on ssi under 17 will they get a payment? I was claimed as a dependent so the irs won’t accept me.

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    1. He should have gotten the child payments. some people are reporting errors in child payments and IRS says they are working on it.

      good question about the other kids! I’m not sure.

      if anyone else supports them, they can claim them.

      Or you can try the turbotax or freetaxusa sites to see if it gets through there: https://howtogeton.wordpress.com/three-places-to-sign-up-for-stimulus-checks/

      Other option is to wait til next year, if you are no longer a dependent, you can file taxes and get check for you and the other two kids.

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  46. Also, even if you file an amendment to remove your adult child as dependent, they’re not currently processing any paper submissions so they still will not receive stimulus checks until the IRS is back up and running.

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  47. My husband died in 2014. My daughter is disabled and is 17. I haven’t filed taxes in years. We both get survivor benefits from my husband’s death. Usually the mother’s part goes away at 16, however we went through the whole process of having her being determined disabled with the adult application so I continue to get the surviving spouse/mother’s portion. I am sure I will get $1200 for my part, but how will my daughter be treated in this likely unusual situation? We also get DIC through the military all in my name. We are well under the financial limit. Thanks for any insight.

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  48. My brother is my caregiver and has filed me on his taxes for the past couple of years, I’m 36. I also get ssi. Where does this put me in the category for the stimulus check. I’ve been hearing so much different stuff.

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  49. My mother-in-law moved in with us last year. She is on SSI. I am not sure if she has received her stimulus check.
    We haven’t filed our taxes yet for 2019, but we do plan to claim her as a dependent for 2019. Will she have to return the stimulus check if she has received the check and we end up claiming her on our 2019 taxes?

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    1. Well I learned i was being claimed when I went to put in info for non tax filing, and error message i was claimed.
      So why can’t I receive a check because of someone else’s error..

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        1. No I’m my own person with my own bills , have kids and income is child support so I don’t typically file taxes. Haven’t had to for 5 years now.
          I’m not even related to said person

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          1. I’m sorry this happened.

            You have a few options:

            1. Ask person to amend their tax returns and give to you any money they received for your kids (if they claimed your kids). Let them know you will report them for tax fraud if they don’t do this. After the amendment is made, file tax return or sign up for stimulus payment. Sadly, may take a while, I don’t know that IRS is processing amendments now.

            2. Let person know you are filing yourself next year, and if they falsely claim you that you will report them for tax fraud. Then file taxes for 2020 and get your stimulus check next year. You can file even with no income. Again, if they claimed your kids, check for kids might go to them.

            3. Report them for tax fraud right now. Not sure how long that will take to resolve.

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  50. Will people on SSI now get it deposited even if they are a dependent? I just read that they confirmed everyone on SSI will get it automatically. i am on SSI but claimed as a dependent. Will I now get it?

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  51. I claimed my disabled son who gets SSDI in 2018, but due to changes in eligibility, I couldn’t claim him in 2019, but he still gets SSDI, will he get a check?

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  52. I filed with turbo tax this year and said I was a dependent, however my parents did not claim me. Do I still qualify?

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    1. How old are you?

      You may need to figure out how to amend or cancel that return and try again.

      If you are not a dependent, you should not list yourself as one. Being a dependent will disqualify you from getting a check.

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      1. My parents will eventually claim me but haven’t done their taxes yet so by the time the checks come out I still won’t be claimed. I am now 22, 21 when I filed.

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  53. What can I do to get my stimulus check if someone illegally claimed me as a dependent. I am 19, and had filed my taxes as single.. But it was denied due to this.

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    1. I’m sorry I don’t know.

      If you want you can contact the IRS about reporting someone for tax fraud. I don’t know if they will get in trouble. After it’s resolved, you should be able to get your check.

      Or you could contact the person who illegally claimed you and ask them to amend their taxes so you don’t have to report.

      Or if you are not certain it was illegal, you can do nothing. If you file taxes next year and do not get claimed as a dependent, then you get your check then.

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      1. ok i never file taxes ive been on ssi for years and i recieve the maximum because ive always lived alone for the past 20 + yrs. i filed that free fill forms and it wouldnt let me file as head of house hold because some1 illegally claimed me. i didnt kno wat to do so i juss cheked the dependent box so i can submit it because i was told we had to fill it out to get stimulous. after it was finally accepted i learned that wSnt helping my case so i went back and filled out again. but cant submit cuz same problem. it turns out a friend of mine has been claimin g me as a dependent but we r not related and i have my own place. hes not even a caregiver my girl is.
        my question being if i filled it out and printed it would they honor that form before any of them?
        also i c u keep saying cail myself on 2020 to get stimulous but is that the same chek we were suppose to get now or a different chek meaning we could have got both.
        and does this mean i can not get stimulous still if they start giving out more this year.
        and my last question is there not away to file or change info so he dont get introuble wit the irs becaause i have a feeling ima miss out if i dont fix it.

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      1. Ok so my boyfriend claimed me on his taxes for 2019 but not for 2018 and we’re not together anymore
        Do I still qualify for the stimulas check? And my daughter gets Social Security and I am her beneficiary will I get the stimulas money for being her beneficiary

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  54. Your websites are great! Thank you for helping people.

    I’m having trouble putting all the info together from the different sites you have on the stimulus checks! And I realize you have a “main” page for this, sorry 🙂

    This page on dependents (above) claims if an adult and claimed as a dependent, you will not be eligible for a stimulus check. Is that still the case as of April 8th?

    Thank you!

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    1. To my knowledge that is still the case. there are some proposals to change this.

      If you aren’t claimed as a dependent next year, you can file and get a check then.

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  55. I claimed my mother shes on ssi and disability benifits for 2019 taxes will any of us get the package?..both our earnings under 50k

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  56. We have a small business with one worker The new sba loan does not help small businesses like ours. We pay $1000 a month to our employee. So with the loan it’s set up like it pays 2.5% of salary of employee. With that money you need to pay the employee that money to get it forgiven. So that leaves .5 % left to pay bills. Well it does not even pay 1// of rent never mind the other bills of business. And if store cannot open and employee does. It return then we have to pay back the money. So employee gets paid we owe it back. How does this help small businesses. Total rip-off. We are now forced to close

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  57. My daughter is on disability. Her full time live in unpaid caregiver/ boyfriend is not. I know she gets a check but he has not paid taxes for several years.. What’s his best means of making sure he gets his chick.
    Thank you so much

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    1. First off he might be able to get paid to take care of her through her insurance…as far as the stimulus check if anyone claimed him in 2018 or 2019 then they get 500. But if no one did claim him then he can file on IRS.gov/stimulus.or when or if he works this year when taxes are due in 2021 he can get it (stimulus) then.

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  58. I have a question kids dad and I each had 6 months of 2019 with our children! He filed taxes and claimed them on his non taxable income! However dec 10 th 2019 I received sole legal and sole physical custody of both my boys he has weekend visits! Well since covid I have had both my boys 24/7 he refused his visitation cuz he has a baby and my boyfriend is still working! So I’m caring for both my children including my disabled son through all this yet he filed them on last year’s taxes will he be the one getting their stimulus?

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    1. I’m afraid this is a question for an accountant. If you feel that he wrongly claimed them, perhaps there is a way you can file now and claim them before checks are mailed.

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  59. My ex husband filed my 3 daughters as dependents and received the tax break for that. Will he also have an additional tax reduction based on the stimulus package?

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  60. Greetings. First, I just discovered your blog. I love it. My adult disabled son is claimed as a dependent on my taxes. He gets SSI. Will I get a stimulus check for him or is he just completely left out?

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      1. My daughter is on disability, Of course I claim her. I got nothing, which is sad because we still pay for most of their expenses and they really don’t get much on disability either. I was disappointed that my daughter was left out, or that we didn’t even get the $500 credit either.

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        1. If she is on SSI, she should be getting monthly check of $780 or higher. If it’s less than this, it may be your paying most of her expenses is lowering her check.

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      2. I am also wondering in was claimed and I am on disability but i live at my own home not hers and have been for 7 years. I’m 25 and have a son who my husband claimed. She said she’d give me any money sent to her. Will I even get anything. I read I’d she’d 1200 plus the 500 for me being a dependent. What do I do? I dont even live with her and I have Bill’s to pay.

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        1. You are not eligible now. If you are no longer a dependent on next year’s taxes, you will get a check then. If you are married, you would usually appear on spouses’ taxes?

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  61. So I finally got my SSDI last summer. My parents claimed me as a dependent in 2018. However, they did NOT for 2019 (since I got my SSDI). I did not file taxes for either year (so far; ie I still could for 2019). Should I go ahead and file my own taxes for 2019 since they didn’t claim me this year (2019)? I won’t owe anything, but it will update me in the system as no one’s dependent, correct? Thanks!

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  62. I get ssdi and my 6 year old daughter is living with me full time 12 months out of the year as she has been since birth , she gets auxiliary benefits from my ssdi. However, her father claimed her because he has a job and contributes child support. Will I get the extra $500 for her or will her father?
    Thanks

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      1. My father claimed my son and I on his taxes but only for helping with 10 percent of our cost of living , we didn’t live with him. I’m on ssdi. My dad passed away on Feb 19, 2020 so obviously he’s not getting the stimulus money. Will I be able to receive it then for myself and my son now?

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