Cape May, NJ asked in Social Security for New Jersey

Q: I am 66 and on Social Security, I get $11,000 a year and I live with my brother. Can he take me as a dependent ?

I am 66 and on Social Security and I receive $11,000 a year and I live with my brother. He takes me to my doctors appointments and I pay him for gas and help him pay the utilities and other bills. Since he helps me out and buys what I need can he take me as a dependent ?

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Elizabeth Fowler Lunn
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A: Whether you brother can claim you as a dependent on his tax returns Is something you should speak to a CPA or other tax professional about. Social Security doesn’t care about your tax status in this situation.

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