My sil has a 16 year old daughter (the oldest of 3). She filed her taxes and was FURIOUS when informed that she couldn't receive eic for her. Well, not the whole $2k anyway. I was with her, gave her a ride, so I heard it All and was kind of embarrassed. She was shouting, saying that "that shit is not fair!", and whatnot. She went as far as saying why work if you can't claim all your kids. Smh.
I do have to ask if that is real (the age limit being 16)...I only have a 6 month old and don't qualify for eic anyway so I have no clue.