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As a grandparent with custody of a 10 year old. Can I

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As a grandparent with custody of a 10 year old. Can I collect social security for her if her parent is in prison?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Christopher B, Esq. replied 10 months ago.

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Unfortunately a child can only collect a survivor benefit at the death of a parent and doesn't qualify for a benefit because the child's parent is in prison.

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