child tax credit for veteran on disability and social security

ynnejJanuary 4, 2012

Hello. DH is on 100% disability from the VA and also collects social security. I am a homemaker with no income. Would our two children make us eligible for the tax credit, even though we pay no taxes? Thank you.

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LuAnn_in_PA

How old are the children?

    Bookmark   January 5, 2012 at 9:10AM
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Billl

The child tax credit is refundable under some circumstances. eg the IRS can send you a check. If you do your own taxes, you'll need IRS form 8812. The rules seem a bit complicated though so you might want to have a professional look at your taxes at least once.

Many of the tax prep companies offer discounted services to vets. If you don't have money for that, you should check out the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program. They have a whole section devoted to military personnel.

    Bookmark   January 5, 2012 at 9:56AM
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ynnej

Thank you, bill, we will look into that. LuAnn, our twin boys are 15 months old.

    Bookmark   January 5, 2012 at 12:02PM
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LuAnn_in_PA

Form 8812, Additional Child Tax Credit

Form 8812 is used to figure the additional child tax credit. This additional child tax credit may give you a refund even if you do not owe any tax.

http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f8812.pdf

    Bookmark   January 5, 2012 at 3:27PM
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jannie

And I hope you and the 2 children have filed for Social Security as dependents/ auxilliaries (mother with children under age 16 and dependent chilren). These benefits will add up to 50% to the amount of SS your hubby gets.

    Bookmark   February 11, 2012 at 4:17PM
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