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Childcare Credit, Other Credits - Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled

  1. Can I claim the credit for the elderly or the permanently and totally disabled?

Rev. date: 03/08/2019

Can I claim the credit for the elderly or the permanently and totally disabled?

If you're a U.S. citizen or resident, you may qualify for this credit if before the end of 2018 —
A married individual must file a joint return to claim the credit unless the individual lived apart from his or her spouse for the entire taxable year or qualifies to file as head of household.
Even if you meet the above tests, you can't claim the credit if either of the following exceeds certain amounts: