She's been living with us for the past 13 years? We pay all of her living expenses, manage all her medical care, transportation, etc, and have gotten her through several major illnesses (two bouts of cancer) and surgeries in this span of time - It almost seems crazy that she makes over the minimum in her dividends to be able to claim her as a dependent on her taxes. We had to move her cross country 13 years ago as she was running out of $$ to live on her own and care for herself. Here we are on tax day again barely making ends meet for ourselves and have an additional dependent we cannot claim - With so many people in this same situation having to move their elderly parents in with them, if this is the status quo, it seems there needs to be some serious tax reform here that needs to be looked at. We live in California, and someone mentioned that we may be able to get a small stipend for being her caretaker, does anyone know anything about this? Thank you!