my son gets ssi payments he has autisim, adhd, and asburgers disorder he is 19 years old now can he still get earned income the h&r block said he dont get it anymore let me know
To claim the EIC you must meet certain income and filing criteria. In addition, if you claim EIC with a qualifying child, your child must meet three tests. The three tests are:
- Age; and
To meet the first test, the Relationship Test, a child must be your: natural child, legally adopted child, stepchild, foster child, or descendant of any of them (such as your grandchild) or the sibling, half sibling, step sibling, or descendant of any of them (for example, your niece or nephew).
To meet the second test, the Age Test, your child must be: under age 19 at the end of 2008, under age 24 at the end of 2008 and a student, or permanently and totally disabled at any time during 2008, regardless of age.
To meet the third test, the Residency Test, your child must have lived with you in the United States for more than half of 2008.
Assuming that you meet the other income and filing criteria, the problem likely does stem from your son’s age. I’m guessing, from your question, that your child turned 19 in 2008 as opposed to in 2009. If that is the case, he wouldn’t qualify under the Age Test.
This sounds a situation where some tax planning would benefit you. I would strongly suggest that you contact a tax professional who can look at your overall situation and make some recommendations as to the best plan moving forward. Good luck!
Like any good lawyer, I need to add a disclaimer: Unfortunately, it is impossible to give comprehensive tax advice over the internet, no matter how well researched or written. Before relying on any information given on this site, contact a tax professional to discuss your particular situation.
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