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If i am receiving disability benefits and I am the legal

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If i am receiving disability benefits and I am the legal guardian to a minor child would I qualify for extra benefits for that child?
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 6 months ago.

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Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 6 months ago.

Unfortunately, he child is not due a SS dependent benefit on your record, since he still has two parents, presumably, and we only get two, generally, that we can be dependents of for SS purposes. However, if you decide to adopt the child and become his/her legal parent, then your child will take a dependent benefit. For now, the avenue of gaining additional support for him is to go after his legal parents and sue them for child support - or so the theory goes.

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