Hey Latin Laydie- I too used to be in your exact situation...I'm 56 and live with my elderly mother who has Alzheimers disease and I'm her care taker. My dad used to claim me as a dependent until I sat him down and we discussed the situation, I just explained that I really need and deserve all of the benefits that I'm entitled to. My parents agreed with me after I spoke up and was honest with them about how I felt! So now I get all those life saving benefits that I'm entitled to. It's worth a shot, talk with your parent's,and if they've already filed for this year at least you will be good to go for next year. Stay safe Latin Ladie!!