So have 2 children both on social security (father died) and I did not work in 2012 nor did I receive unemployment. SS 1099 came yesterday , I received around 11,000 dollars jointly for their care in 2012 . My question is do I file taxes , do I have to pay out or would I receive a refund? I donot own anything car, home or bank accounts so yes I'm in the poor category. On foodstamps and medical for the 3 of us. My question is an honest one -I am not a troll .