2.5 months ago I sent my teen daughter's to stay with my sister so they can get to n from school due to us packing and getting moved . Now she is demanding money that she had to pay on her bills while my girls were there before she will let my kids come home with me. She also applied for ebt for them I don't see how it's legal when I didn't give written consent nor their ssn#s so is my sister or dhhr is legal to do that with no ssn proof or any legal documents?? Also she's wanting their socials bc she said she's filing them on her taxes Wich she can't do with out my consent plus they haven't been staying with her more than 6 months correct? If she does claim them if she gets socials she will get in trouble correct? Any information would be appreciated and thanks God bless.
Your sister is demanding money before she lets your daughters come home to you? That's called kidnapping. Call the police.
The EBT application is between your sister and the government. It sounds like fraud to me, but you should just ignore it.
If she claims your daughters as dependents, and you also claim your daughters as dependents, then both your tax returns will get held up, and you will both need to write letters of explanation to the IRS. I assume the IRS will eventually rule in your favor, based on what you have said here. But it's going to be annoying. Two and a half months does not make them her dependents.
With all that said, if she took in your kids for 2-3 months, it would be nice and reasonable for you to offer to pay some of the expenses. I assume your daughters ate food, took showers, used electricity, and incurred other expenses while they were there. Maybe you can offer something as a compromise and make this all go away.
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