Third Party sick pay EIC-

Client began receiving 3rd Party sick pay, apparently error as has not received last several years. Paid by third party agent, under long term disability

Unknown if minimum retirement age (58) or not

Has received SS disability since have done the return (decade)

Apparently payments are legit, agents just caught error

This does qualify for EIC does it not ?

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 > Today I received a reply from the IRS that should answer my
> question.
> Quote
> [from]
> Third party sick pay paid by agents of the employer are treated as
> supplemental wage income (see Treasury Regulation 31.3402(g)).
> Supplemental wage payments are considered to be earned income for
> purposes of the Earned Income Tax Credit (see Internal Revenue
> Code Section 32(c)(2)(A)(i)).
> Sincerely,
> R. Taylor
> Tax Law Specialist
> ID#84-01165


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