Hello, this is my first post on this forum. I was hoping I could get a second opinion on my situation. I am a 21 year old student and I am currently self-sufficient. My father is deceased and my mother and I are not on speaking terms. She was emotionally and financially abusive towards me until I moved out about two years ago, situations including signing my name on my social security checks after I had turned 18 (which I was not aware of), lying about the amount I needed to pay for car insurance (having me pay much more than what my payments actually were) and raising me in an environment where drugs and alcohol were no only present but encouraged. She lives in another state now with her new husband (whom I have never met, I don't even know his last name). The last time I called her about her tax and financial info for my 2011-2012 FAFSA she was either drunk/high and was incompetent, she kept me on the phone for 45 minutes acting like she had never looked at a 1040 before in her life. She gave me vague number values for her income and checking accounts. Since then, I've felt like I've had to make up number values close to what she had given me that time I have called her. She was married to her new husband at this time. So because of these reasons I would like to try and submit a dependency override because I cannot stand having to include my mother's information under these circumstances.
I didn't know about this "dependency override" until recently. I have spoken to a counselor and a psychiatrist about my situation and I believe they would be able to submit written documentation about my situation to whomever it concerns. I was hoping if there was anyone in this forum who has ever been through this process and can offer some advice. My school will have the dependency override forms in their office this week, so I will begin trying to take care of this asap.
Sorry it's a bit long, but I wanted readers to understand my situation and that I am not just some kid who doesn't want to keep putting their parents' info for dumb reasons xyz. Thanks in advance.