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I am a 74 old retiree. My grandchildren ages 20 (plans on

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I am a 74 old retiree. My grandchildren ages 20 (plans on attending college) 15 and 10 are living with us. Would they be entitled to benefits through social security. We have custody of them due their mother (my daughter) recent death.
JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location. Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: Louisiana
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: Does this cost anything for information?

Good afternoon. To get benefits, a child must have:

• A parent who’s disabled or retired and entitled to Social Security benefits; or • A parent who died after having worked long enough in a job where they paid Social Security taxes.

The child must also be:

• Unmarried;

• Younger than age 18;

• 18-19 years old and a full-time student (no higher than grade 12); or

• 18 or older and disabled. (The disability must have started before age 22.

What is the status of the children's father?

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