I just got married (December 2007) and my bride has 2 children 19 and 22, in college, one living with his father and the other in the city in an apartment. Both children work part time. A few days after the wedding the VA awarded me 100%PT PTSD with Chapter 35 benefits. That was a long wait and the timing a big surprise. I have filed the paperwork for their Chap 35 benefits which I was told they were eligible for by the CSO. The children want to know what needs to be done about their income tax forms for 2007 as they get a refund and want is asap. I really cannot claim them as dependents although my now wife and I have lived together for 6 years. They lived with us over the years now the father provides one with support, the other is on his own, working to support himself. I can't find any info stating that I have to claim them as dependents or that they need to list us as providers so they get the education benefits.
Any help would be appreciated.