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Is there any kind of a tax deduction or credit I can receive if I missed 4 months of work to care for my dependant son who had brain surgery? I was thinking I could included it under medical expenses other.

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Kim,

Call the Employment Development Department. Since you are in CA, you may qualify for Paid Family Leave. I am not aware of a tax credit or deduction for leaving work to care for your boy.

Hope your son makes a full recovery. I cannot imagine the emotional pain this is causing you.

All my best........

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