Can I put my mother on my taxes since I've been caring for her? She only gets like $1000 a month in SS and 70$ in a pension. I pay her household bills with her checks. I'm POA and sometimes I use her checks for grocies and sometimes I pay grocies. She doesn't file taxes since her pension ends up being only @800 a year, but this year we had to take out her CDs to pay for skilled care after Medicare stopped at 25 days (I did appeal won one, but lost the next) . So would I be able to put her on my taxes?