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My son has been on SSI since he was 5 yrs old (autism, he turned 19 in Oct. and is still on SSI. (They did a redetermination and qualified again as an adult.) He lives with us and does not have a job, he is also out of school now. Can we/do we still claim him on our taxes? And do we say "yes, he is Permanently and totally disabled". Thank you for your time and help, it is very much appreciated.

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Yes, you can still claim your son. And, yes check the Permanently and Totally Disabled box - if things change in the future you can address the change the year of the change. As long as he is on SSI you should be able to claim him as a dependent.
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