Caregiver amount for two parents

I am trying to claim caregiver amount for both parents, but the program is claiming one as caregiver and the other as Amount for eligible dependant on line 305.  I do not want the program do it that way.  I would like to claim both as caregiver amount.  I cannot open another schedule 5 to claim the second person.
All conditions apply to them and qualifies them to be claimed as caregiver amount.

Any suggestions?  Please and thank you
John

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jmvca,

I tried a sample scenario for a single taxpayer with both parents as dependants and caregiver amount kicked in for both parents provided you have answered "NO" to the question "Claim as eligible dependant" for both dependants.  There is no need to open second schedule 5 because the information for both dependants will show on the same schedule 5.

However, from a tax perspective it may be beneficial to claim one dependant as an eligible dependant for a taxpayer other than married.  I tried the same scenario for a married couple with both parents as dependants and the caregiver amount kicked in for both dependants.

Hope the above helps.
Hardev
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