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Can I check the tax dependent box on my partner's health insurance paperwork?

San Francisco, CA |

My partner's employer will provide health insurance benefits to me if my partner declares me a non-regsitered domestic partner. I've been disabled and unable to work since Feb '13. We have lived together off an on with interruptions due to education in another city. Partner's new job starts at the beginning of the fiscal year July 1. I've been completely dependent on her financially save for two paychecks in Jan and Feb '13 when I was hurt on the job.

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  1. I don't believe you are allowed to alter someone else tax documents without authorization. Id' check with a lawyer or tax accountant before proceeding

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  2. Please clarify whether you are asking if you meet the definition of a dependent or whether you want to change her paperwork.

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  3. I think you need to become a registered domestic partner.

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