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My husband and I (73 and 66 years of age, respectively) have

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My husband and I (73 and 66 years of age, respectively) have our two grandsons living with us, indefinitely. They are 10 and 14 years old, and are in school. Do we/they, qualifiy for Social Security benefits for them?
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  lev-tax replied 4 months ago.

If a child is not receiving benefits from a parent when the grandparent retires, becomes disabled, or dies, the grandchild may then be able to qualify for benefits if certain conditions are met. Generally, the biological parents of the child must be deceased or disabled or the grandchild must be legally adopted by the grandparent.

Expert:  lev-tax replied 4 months ago.

In addition, the grandchild must have begun living with the grandparent before age 18 and received at least one half of his or her support from the grandparent for the year before the month the grandparent became entitled to retirement or disability insurance benefits, or died. Also, the natural parent(s) of the child must not be making regular contributions to his or her support.

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