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Megan C
Megan C, Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Category: Social Security
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Experience:  Licensed CPA, CMA, CFE, CGMA M.Accy Also Teach Accounting courses at Master's Level
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We adopted a child who receives benefits, if we give

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We adopted a child who receives benefits, if we give temporary guardianship to a member of our family, will her benefits continue? If she is entitled does the check go to the guardian?
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Customer: Do to some health issues, we are considering giving temporary guardianship to her brother(legal) but in fact is biological father, who we also adopted as a child. Do not want to stop her benefits if she is still entitled
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Accountant should know?
Customer: Her residence will be in another state.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Megan C replied 2 months ago.

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Expert:  Megan C replied 2 months ago.

The child will still receive benefits, but the benefits will go to the child's guardian. This is because the benefit is for the child. If you are still paying expenses and need reimbursement, the guardian of the child could give you the money for that provided it was reimbursement for something for the child.

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