# Can I claim my son as a dependent if he receives SSI?

## Can I claim my son as a dependent if he receives SSI?

You are still able to claim your child as a dependent on your taxes if they receive SSI. That said, you can’t claim your child’s SSI benefits on your taxes because it’s simply not your income in the eyes of the government, regardless of the age of your child.

## How does in-kind support and maintenance affect SSI?

In-kind support and maintenance is food or shelter that somebody else provides for you. We count in-kind support and maintenance as income when we figure the amount of your SSI benefits. For example, if someone helps pay for your rent, mortgage, food, or utilities, we reduce the amount of your SSI benefits.

How much does it cost to live with someone on SSI?

Suppose you live with your brother, and 2 uncles in a home that your brother is buying and your only income is SSI. There are 4 people in the household. The mortgage payment is \$700. The average monthly bills are \$200 for electricity, \$100 for water and sewer, and \$600 for food.

What happens if my brother pays my rent with SSI?

Suppose you live alone and your only income is SSI. Your brother pays your rent of \$800. We count this payment as in-kind support and maintenance. Although the rent is \$800, we limit how much of the \$800 we count by using a presumed maximum value (PMV) rule. The PMV is equal to 1/3 of the Federal benefit rate plus \$20.

### How is the life expectancy calculated for Social Security?

Here we present the 2017 period life table for the Social Security area population . For this table, the period life expectancy at a given age is the average remaining number of years expected prior to death for a person at that exact age, born on January 1, using the mortality rates for 2017 over the course of his or her remaining life.

### How long can a child live with you on SSI?

The child must live with you for more than half the year. There are no income limitations for qualifying children, so the fact that your dependent receives SSI checks because of a disability or blindness is irrelevant. There is a requirement, however, that the child not provide more than half of her own support.

Can a child still get SSI after turning 18?

A beneficiary can continue to qualify for SSI under the pre-18 rules if she participates in an approved vocational rehabilitation program or special education program that began before the beneficiary turned 18.

When to count a disabled child’s SSI income?

When a disabled or blind child under age 18 lives with parent (s), (or a parent and a stepparent), and at least one parent does not receive SSI benefits, we may count some of the parents’ income in figuring the child’s SSI benefit.

## Can a child be claimed as a dependent on SSI?

There is a requirement, however, that the child not provide more than half of her own support. As long as her SSI checks aren’t used to pay more than half of her living expenses and the other dependent requirements are satisfied, SSI isn’t a barrier to claiming a qualifying child as a dependent.