Who claims the eligible dependant?

Young couple, he moves in with his child to her home mid year. CCB is in her name. They registered as common law when she registered for the CCB. He was on welfare before he came to her, benefit defaults to her. 

Profile is recommending she claim elig dep... is this right?

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The reason it is coming up is because in the year of a marital status change you can still claim the full credit you were entitled to before the change one last time. However as noted above he was not her dependent and I would not claim it for this reason. The father is entitled, but has no taxes owing so it's of no use.

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