On the Michigan 1040 form line 9c it states that I can take a special exemptions if I am meet any of the following requirements.
c. Number of individuals who qualify for one of the following special exemptions:
deaf, blind, hemiplegic, paraplegic, quadriplegic, or totally and permanently disabled
I have cancer and have been diagosed as terminal and my wife has birth defects including a artifical left leg and has not been able to work for years. We both draw social security disablilty. The instructions in the MI-1040 work book consider you disabled if you meet the following as decided by the social security administration.
Totally and permanently
disabled means disabled as defined
under Social Security Guidelines 42
When I looked this up it was as clear as mud to me.
When I called the Michigan state tax help line in their booklet the lady said she didn't know and to call social security. My question is if the social security system considers me disabled is this enough to satisfy the state of Michigan's requirement allowing me to claim the special exemption on my Michigan tax return?