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Subject: Disability AND tax deductions Date: 11/24/1999 4:58 PM
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Just wanted to know what you thought about this...

I recently (almost 2 years ago) became disabled. I finally got my SS disability claim approved last month. I was wondering about filing for this years taxes.

Isn't there a tax credit I can take for being disabled... I know there is one for children, dependant parents, etc etc. So I figured there should be something to cover my situation.

Also, what else should I know about my circurstances and what I might be entitled to as a tax advantage...

Any and all info would be appreciated. I am late 30's and married. Wife will make about 40K this year. My disability will be the ONLY income I have this year. However, I did get about 14K for back disability benefits, and attorney fees (to get approval of my SS benefits) in a lump sum last month. (I guess I'll get about 16K total this year)

We will be filing married/jointly. Doctor believes I will be totally disabled from now on...
Any short term and long term info is helpful.
THANKS
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