Quick question. . .

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  1. Dancing homer

    Dancing homer Junior Member

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    Hey all, anybody know if you can claim residence in more than one state? Say you pay 2 state taxes for 2 different states, can you claim you are a residence of both states? Just wondering since will have a impact on the application. . Many thanks
     
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  3. missbonnie

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    I'm pretty sure just ONE. I will apply as a NY resident but I grew up in NJ and my parents still live there. I know that NJ med schools are now more lenient to out of staters and I plan on applying there. BTW, if you get into NJ med school, even as an out of stater, you will pay IN -STATE tuition. This is a change that took effect recently.

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  4. Sweet Tea

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    I don't think so. When I was living in NC (permanent resident) but lived temporarity (with my parents) in Philly for a summer-- I had a job in Philly so I had to pay taxes there, but I also had to pay taxes in NC, and was only considered to be an in-state resident in NC. It never affected my residency for college b/c I was independent from my parents.
     
  5. trouta

    trouta Senior Member

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    You cant claim residency in more than one state. Once you establish residency in a given state, your forfeit it in all others.

    Also, paying taxes in a given state is not always enough to establish residency. Many states have minimum requirements for how long you have to have lived in their state and what you were doing. For example just b/c you go to school in a state does not mean you are a resident of that state. Usually you have to live there for 12 months for non-educational purposes.
     
  6. Mystique

    Mystique The Procrastinator

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    I don't want to give you false hope, but one of my friends was a dual resident (or so she told me) at the time she was applying to medical school. Her family moved to another state for the sake of better schools, but her dad remained behind to continue his medical practice. We keep in touch, so I'll find out some details for you, but it may be awhile. (And, no, her parents were not separated/divorced.) :)
     
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    I had a friend whose parents were divorced and lived in different states, and she said she had 2 state residencies because of it......then again, this was during our mcat class, not when she was really applying, so it might not have worked out for med school applications.
     

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