They want to claim me a dependent. I need health care coverage in CA, I moved from TX where I did have coverage through work. Will being their dependent on taxes hurt my chances for financial assistance? Most of the money given to be is being used to cover bill's in TX. My son is unemployed & I still pay rent & misc bills in Texas. I don't want to cut him off.
Should I pay taxes and SS on the money they give me, then file on my own like an independent contractor?
I would suggest you see a psychiatrist to sort out an ongoing co-dependency. Your parents won't live forever; you need to find ways to support yourself and cut the son's umbilical cord. The scenario you describe is absolutely destructive on many levels.